AT JUST 16 YEARS OLD, SUNNY DOMINIQUE IS LEARNING HOW TO FOCUS ON A POSITIVE LIFESTYLE, WITH CANDY BY HER SIDE.
Ilove living a healthy and positive lifestyle, with my dog Candy at my side. I take Candy skateboarding and cycling with me in the winter, and in the summer we both enjoy going surfing. Candy’s been surfing since she was a puppy so she’s very confident on a surfboard, although she prefers the extra width and volume of the paddleboard. After surfing her coat takes ages to dry because she’s a Poodle cross Bichon Frise.
Candy and I love spending time outdoors by the ocean and the coast is a great source of inspiration for my photography and art. Between surfing and studying I pile a lot of my energy into creating bright and vibrant surf and yoga paintings. I also create eco beach art using what I collect during beach clean ups, combined with other natural materials (such as driftwood, shells and sea glass) that I find when I’m beachcombing.
Recently I became a yoga and fitness ambassador, and model, for
Ilu Fitwear – a role that has pushed me to learn more about yoga. The flexibility I’ve gained from doing gymnastics and being a dancer for over a decade has helped me with my yoga postures. Yoga and surfing have also persuaded me to focus more on my health and nutrition.
I’m vegetarian and have a clean plant-based diet. After a good surf session my favourite meals are Buddha bowls, coconut and date energy balls, and green fruit smoothies or veggie juices. I really believe that a clean-food diet is the key to a healthy body and mind. My daily fitness routine usually includes a run in the forest or on the sand dunes with my dog Candy, then a workout on the beach. I always finish up with a short yoga session.