In years past, many surfers have looked outward when it came to dating whether that involved models, professional athletes from other disciplines or childhood friends from back home. But lately, the list of surfing power couples has been getting longer including Lakey Peterson/Thomas Allan and Jack Freestone/Alana Blanchard.
The latest involves Matt Banting and Ellie Jean Coffey who both reside in Australia and are very talented surfers. Matt Banting is currently on the Championship Tour and is ranked 28th despite being injured, while Ellie is currently ranked #21 on the women's qualifying series. While Matt beat her to the WCT, she holds a astounding lead in terms of Instagram followers with more than 410,000 compared to Matt's modest 32,700 followers. Outside of their competitive careers and social media popularity, these two love to surf and have fun, so it's no surprise to many that they have started dating in recent months.