"Hi there I'm Domenique, but most people call me Dom. I am 24 years old and grew up in Monterey Bay, but have lived in San Diego for the last six years. After graduating from San Diego State, the awesome surf and weather obviously made it pretty hard to leave. I have surfed for about 5 years now, and this is my third summer working as an instructor at San Diego Surf School. I grew up spending a ton of time in the ocean, and it holds some of my best memories. Now what I enjoy most is teaching kids how to surf, and then usually surfing after work too. I've always wanted to be a mermaid, and getting to spend so much time in the water is just about as close as it gets!"