Alex Laurel and myself were on our way back from meetings at head office in London last Saturday. It was a warm morning in Essex, early September sunshine warming the Stansted tarmac as we boarded our Ryanair flight back to SE HQ in Biarritz.

‘Let’s go to the back?’ goes Alex.

(You can enter the plane via stairs at the front or rear of the aircraft.)

‘No man,’ go I, ‘from the front you can see all the people and chose who you wanna sit next to…’

We took the front stairs, spotted two attractive blonde girls with a vacant seat next to them a few rows back and Laurel was in that empty seat quicker than you can say, ‘ssssssnake.’ Small talk established that they were Teresa and Clara from Gothenburg, Sweden. They were reading Cooler magazine, on their way to Hossegor for a week’s surfing holiday at Girlie Camps. Always on the look out for new Staff Ladies, Laurel gave them his card. We bid them farewell at the baggage belt in Biarritz.

On the Thursday of the following week we picked them up from Girlie Camp HQ in Soorts in Laurel’s Scenic. We drove to Sancho’s place at La Sud to meet Daz and Jeremy Flores. Daz was shooting some short clips for the Quik Pro France website, we’d sportingly agreed to bring Teresa and Clara. At the Central Daz shoot some clips of the girls walking past and checking out Jeremy, which seemed to go fine. The girls got some Roxy garments for their troubles. Afterwards, we returned to Sancho’s, the girls donned the bikinis as the sun dipped towards the western horizon and we shot some pics on the dune at La Sud. PE controlled the flash thingy, Laurel snapped away happily. The girls looked great, a small crowd even gathered and checked us out. Some creepy old men snapped away furiously with their own cameras, before we ushered them away.

Shortly afterwards we went to dinner at Chez Monette, and a grand ol’ time was had by all.

PE with Teresa and Clara from Gothenburg, Sweden

The moral of the story is of course, always use the front stairs.