The GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub is the largest open water swim in the world and is organised and run by volunteers from Lorne Surf Life Saving Club. The course is 1.2km from the Lorne Pier to the foreshore in front of the LSLS clubhouse. Lorne is approximately 2 hours south of Melbourne on the Great Ocean Road.
The entries for the GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub are done on a ballot basis. Firstly you need to register your name via the website www.lornesurfclub.com.au. Once you have done this the ballot opens early November 2016. From this date you have two weeks to put your name in the ballot, again this is done via the website.
We have a category called “Sharkbait members”, this is for any swimmer that has completed 10 or more swims. Sharkbait members have the opportunity to enter and pay in the first two weeks of the ballot.
The ballot closes mid November 2016. If you are successful in the ballot you will receive an email and then you have one week to pay for your position in the race.
After one week, second round offers will be emailed to those who are successful. These people have one week to pay for their position.
After this a third round of offers is emailed. And again, these people have one week to pay for their position. Once this process is complete the remaining people are put on a waiting list. If positions become available we will contact you.
The cost to enter the event is $70 for all competitors.
If you want to make an email enquiry, PLEASE fill in the form on the far right and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have.
Lorne Surf Life Saving Club
Address: Lorne Foreshore
Lorne VIC 3232
Phone: 0430 720 840