The girls first go through motions with the surfboards while they're still on the sand. Jennifer interviews that Buzzy and Sofia are the best surfing instructors one could wish for, because they're "totally cool" and "not all up on you." Unlike some other instructors we could mention, who roll their eyes and then do impressions of your failures. The girls appear to be having a bunch of fun, exemplified by Laura's big cheese and nod to the camera as she paddles her board into the waves. Nicole reminds us that in modeling, you're often thrown into unexpected positions -- like being knocked down by a mid-sized wave -- and have to work with it. Splash! Sundai, meanwhile, always wanted to surf but never thought she'd actually do it. You know, because she's an orphan. She's very inexperienced, so has to work harder than everyone. I think she's talking in general, here, since none of these shorties seems to be a whiz on the surfboard. In fact, Sundai seems to be doing better than a bunch of the girls. Brittany sees Sundai's success in standing on the board and gets some hope of her own. She reminds us that she's not just an introverted little geek. We realize this: we have seen your blurred cleavage.
Meanwhile, Laura has a ball on the surfboard and tells us that, even though she's a southern girl, she's come a long way. She confessionalizes that she's so thankful, and in fact gives props to the big man upstairs every day for getting this far. She prays that she'll make it further in the competition. Then there's Erin, who complains that it's very hot out and she feels like she's going to fall down the whole time she's on the surfboard. Yeah, too bad she has to be on a stupid surfboard in the stupid ocean in stupid Hawaii. I think that would suck, too.
The girls take a break on the sand, and are approached by two hot guys. And Jay. What the eff is he wearing? I will give him that his arms are impressive, though. Jay reminds the girls that this is a competition and not a vacation. This afternoon there will be a photo shoot challenge -- the girls will surf tandem with the above mentioned hot guys as their photos are being taken. They must bring balance and poise to the photographs, and whoever does this best will be the challenge winner. The photographer for today is Erik Aeder, a highly-published extreme watersports photographer. He wears a sunglasses and a hat, because he is smart. Laura tells us that they only get one chance to get a good photo. It's scary, but she's having so much fun that she doesn't even think about it. As Laura waits for a wave to come her way, Jay asks if she's got sunscreen on. Laura yells back that she's wearing SPF 80. Trust me when I say that it is not working. This explains Laura's bad-chemical-peel interviews of late. Laura gets a few photos that are just short of hideous, but this is the least of her worries. She says, "I am burning to death out here! Like the sun is frying me like a little piglet in a skillet! I'm red!" Not well-read, of course, because of the dyslexia. And who fries a piglet in a skillet? A whole piglet? Think of the squealing!