Lorne Pier to Pub

Lorne Pier to Pub

Dates: 9 Jan 2016

Address: Lorne Surf Life Saving Club, Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, Victoria 3232

Phone: 03 5289 1724  

Web: lornesurfclub.com.au/Content/PierToPub

Dive in with 5,000 other swimmers in the world's largest organised swim. Each year thousands of swimmers dive into a sea of history and race the 1.2 kilometre course of the Lorne Pier to Pub.

The Lorne Pier to Pub started as an informal challenge among Lorne Surf Life Saving Club members. It's now an action-packed weekend attracting people from near and far to both participate in the race and soak up the carnival atmosphere.

Over the past 33 years the event has grown in size and stature and now claims centre stage of a two day program that includes the Mountain to Surf Fun Run and Surf Boat Race Classic.

Since 3071 swimmers took to the water in 1998, the swim has been entered into the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest open water swim.

Content: Lorne Pier to Pub

Payment methods accepted

American Express  Diners Club  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

Cancellations are accepted up till the 15th of December. A 15% fee applies.


  • Ambulance
  • Courtesy transfer
  • Access with assistance for the disabled
  • Entertainment
  • First aid equipment
  • Medical facilities
  • Shaded area

Opening hours

Races run from 12:30 until mid afternoon

Disabled access

The Lorne Pier to Pub swim welcomes the participation of EAD swimmers. If you have special needs either with assistance to or from the water contact the organizers so that arrangements can be made.

How to get here

Great Ocean Road