Lorne is one of Victoria's premier holiday destinations, with the popular beach paralleling the Great Ocean Road. A well-established foreshore reserve separates the road and main street from the beach. The reserve has extensive parking, parks and a pool. The Lorne Surf Life Saving Club was formed... Read more
Lorne is one of Victoria's premier holiday destinations, with the popular beach paralleling the Great Ocean Road. A well-established foreshore reserve separates the road and main street from the beach. The reserve has extensive parking, parks and a pool. The Lorne Surf Life Saving Club was formed in 1948 and occupies the southern corner. Its members average 50 rescues annually, attesting to its popularity, as well as the surf conditions.The beach is 1.2 km long, running almost due south from the usually closed mouth of the Erskine River and its adjacent rock platforms. The southern end is bordered by the long sandstone rock platform that extends 1 km out to Point Grey and the Lorne wharf. Point Grey affords the beach considerable protection, with waves averaging 1 m. These produce a low, wide, attached bar, with rips only occurring during and following higher waves. In addition, six small wooden groynes and one large rock groyne have been built across the beach, supposedly to prevent beach erosion.
A relatively safe beach during average summer conditions. Be careful of rips and groynes up the beach, with the safest bathing in the southern patrolled corner.
Usually a low, wide beach break more suitable for beginners. During moderate to large swell, Lorne Point provides good right handers, while further out at Point Grey a fuller wave is preferred by windsurfers and waveskis.
The best beach fishing is up at the Erskine River mouth and off the adjacent rocks, and the rock groyne at high tide.
One of Victoria's most popular beach and holiday destinations, offering a relatively safe beach backed by full resort facilities.Read less
Wind: Northerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the morning then turning west to northwesterly in the afternoon and easing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny day. 50% chance of light rain at night.
Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:50 pm
Wind: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly before dawn then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:50 pm
Wind: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
|Tue 25th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:40 pm|
|Wed 26th||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:50 pm|
|Thu 27th||9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:50 pm|
|Fri 28th||9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 4:50 pm|
SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.