Lorne is the starting point for many local, national and world class surfing events namely Bells Beach for the Rip Curl Pro to the famous Pier to Pub ocean swim and testing marathon runs along the famous Great Ocean Road. Cycling events have also grown in popularity with Lorne hosting at least 4 top grade events each year testing cyclists riding hundreds of kilometres along the Great Ocean Road and the Otway Ranges Hinterland. These include Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race & Wiggle Amys Grand Fondo. Music festivals such as Falls Festival Lorne attracts thousands over a three day period of music, music & more music. Lorne and the Great Ocean Road region hosts a diverse range of festivals and events each year.