Five Photos by Peter Taras

posted by / Blogs, Photo / September 3, 2010

SURFING’s photo team is ichiban number one on planet earth, but thousands of their images go unseen. This travesty shall not stand. We give you SURFING’s Five Photos series.


“All these images are shot with a Mark III and a Canon 70-200 2.8L lens. All in California. It’s what I do. I’m a Photo Editor first and a photographer second. I fill the photo gaps. I do the things that I don’t think my senior photographers will do (which isn’t much) or I cover areas where we don’t have senior photographers. Here’s some outtakes from this winter and summer. Nothing amazing. Just 5 photos. So take it as it.”

—Peter Taras




Kolohe Andino // Steamer Lane
Kolohe Andino // Steamer Lane






Ian Crane // The O.C.
Ian Crane // The O.C.

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34 Responses to “Five Photos by Peter Taras”

  1. dude says:

    I like the guy in the foreground talkin’ ’bout the good ‘ol days…blah, blah…

  2. Alan Harris says:

    Last one is sick.

  3. Insight says:

    i like second to last… tire tracks in sand.. great colors in sky and background.. real nice.

  4. Jeff Mull says:

    Pete’s way too humble. These photos are epic.

  5. Jeff says:

    That Ventura wave looks like mini Pipe, so perfect… Nice work Pete

  6. Ty H says:

    Pete is so radical. Great work here. I can’t wait for California in the fall.

  7. The Dude says:

    The one in LA is sick, my uncle lives in P.V(hill in the background i believe) . lucky son of a gun.

    And the ‘blacks’ is just the way i imagin blacks to be.

  8. Todd says:

    Winter shot of The OC (HB north end) captured it perfectly.

  9. Ruddy says:

    f yeah, Pete! Nice work!

  10. sammy says:

    these are sweet. can’t wait to see some crazy water shots. Waves are powerful and moving, nothing tells a story like the perspective of inside the monster.

  11. ROB MACHADO says:

    petes like “The Guy”

  12. felipe says:

    started kind of soft but last two are exellent.

  13. Linda Hale says:

    They are wonderful pictures…..Can’t wait to visit Long beach again one day….

  14. jamie says:

    nice peter

  15. 3d says:

    your the best pedro

  16. Sebastian says:

    there all insane!!!

  17. taras says:

    Thanks for the nice comments. I can’t wait to start shooting some water photos this winter after taking a 5 year hiatus from water photography. I’ll never be a Russo or Aichner but I’ll be swimming around Cali this winter.

  18. chiz says:

    go get em pete!

  19. Imaikalani says:

    Best photos I have ever seen in my life. What a great photo editor!

  20. luke says:

    pete is the last one killer dana??

  21. frank reynolds says:

    epic ! by the way todd the oc pic aint hb broseph stalin

  22. buster says:

    Don’t call it that…

  23. Evan says:

    arrested development!

  24. BK says:

    photos-shmotoz …

    surfing should be outlawed – - except for me.

  25. BK says:


    end of the road in DP ? – Oye think yev got it mate!

  26. Jefe says:

    Go surf Blacks, it’s not crowded.

  27. kala alexander says:

    Pete- If you come to hawaii, i smash yo face in brah.

  28. Nik McCue says:

    Wow…Pete’s got a lot of fans.

  29. southhigh says:





    all systems go




  30. Mike Okenbalz says:

    Kala, leave Pete alone, and stop trying to gang rape drunk chicks on the north shore. you should be on those cave man commercials u dumb ass

  31. Otto Focusissues says:

    Mark III ? ! ?

  32. Crap E. Sensor says:

    You’re a black lens trapped in a Canon Body

  33. Christian Readyhoff says:

    Nice pics Peter.
    Long time no see… I had no idea you were working with Surfing magazine (thanks Google). Soooo sweet!

    Guess that’s what happens when you move away, ya lose touch with your old friends.

    Hit me up if ya wanna catch up sometime.

  34. Mark says:

    Hi, does anyone know where the SW pick is taken from the June (America issue) A few of us have an argument over it. I think it is Newport River Jetties…


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