Muse: Peter Taras

All Photos: Peter Taras

I’ve seen a lot of Kolohe in my life. From the 10-year-old grom at NSSA Nationals, to the teenaged hipster, to the superstar signing big contracts and getting loaded with even bigger expectations. Then this year, I didn’t see him at all. No calls, no emails, nothing. And while that felt a little bizarre, it was also pretty cool. Kolohe’s focused on the tour now and I have a feeling it’s going to end up going really well for him. I’m just happy to have been able to shoot with him over the years and watch him grow into what he is today. So here’s a little throw back gallery to some photos of Kolohe, one of my favorite surfers to shoot.

Muse is a new column on surfingmagazine.com exploring the gravitational pull of a surf photographer to their favorite subjects.