It’s unbelievable knowing that just a few days ago I was shooting these photos on the other side of the world. As you might remember, This chick’s got style and Tommy Hilfiger paired up and sent four winners and company to Portugal and the Maldives for the surfing trip of a lifetime.
A week of surfing and sun started near Lisbon where I managed to surf a bit. We then jetted off to the Maldives where me and the wonderful group were on a boat for five days – with an occasional island stop, I’ll admit, which resulted in ridiculously photogenic beach scenes. A few hours of sun tanning on the deck, paddle boarding, snorkeling and an occasional surf injury later, I ended up with over a thousand photos on my camera card. Oops! Selecting wasn’t easy and I hope these shots give you an impression of a dreamy tropical trip. Next up: Thailand in ten days!
Photos by me (ph. 2, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18) and the talented Sonny Vandevelde, Jacqui Turner, Bieke Verheye, Aline Vermeiren