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!
Sundai is up next, and assures us that getting a good picture while surfing is harder than you think. She has her same Cover Girl commercial saleswoman voice going, so we know she means business. Sundai's face doesn't show at all in her photo, which is going to be bad news. Then there's Nicole, whose sunblock actually seems to be working. She gets up on her board, but her body pose is totally weird. This is, indeed, a hard challenge. Jennifer puts her arm out straight ahead of her, and looks kind of ninja butch. Or, as Jay calls it, "Egyptian." Brittany is next, and tells us that she's given this competition her all and needs to keep showing more because she wants it so bad. Her surfing photo is okay, if a little awkward. They all look super-short on the surfboards, which could be because they're actually pretty short. No lengthening nunchucks to help you now, fools! Finally there's Erin. She tells us that she's not necessarily at the same maturity level of the other girls, and additionally she's very hard on herself. She shows this more than the other girls do, but at the same time she's not going to be happy with performing poorly. Irritatingly, Erin's surfboard photo is clearly the best. She's working it on the waves.