Surfing in Lorne

Surfing in Lorne

Lorne is the perfect place for surfers of all skill levels. Have a go at learning to surf around Lorne Beach, or if you’re more advanced, head to the local fave, Cathedral Rock.

Main Beach

Surfs up! With small Westerly swells and a medium to low tide — Lorne main beach is the perfect place to unleash your inner Kelly Slater. Great for beginners, this beach bids first time surfers the chance to put their best foot forward as forgiving waves wait to catch your every fall. 

Point Grey

A popular fishing precinct and occasional surfing oasis, Point Grey is a nice spot to get off the road for a lovely little picnic.  

Lorne Point

Lorne Point brings in large crowds due to its magnificent setting. Perfect conditions for both beginner and intermediate surfers, waves at Lorne Point beach can range anywhere from 1 meter to 6 meters. Best for surfing during the summer months, strong South Westerly Winds conjure up abundant waves perfect for those with some surf experience. Home to famous surfers Wayne Lynch and Gail Couper.

Vera Lynn

Vera Lynn at the end of Point Grey provides infrequent waves. 

Cathedral Rock

One of the best surfing spots on the West coast, Cathedral rock offers down-the-line type waves with hollow sections. Best on a medium to low tide this beach handles bigger swells and is definitely not recommended for beginners.  Cathedral rock is West of Lorne and proposes an array of cafes, restaurants and places to stay for those who prefer to leave the tremulous waves for the big guns. 


With a fairly exposed point break, Cumberland River provides inconsistent surfing conditions. Working well in a low to moderate swell, the waves interact with sand and rock platforms to produce an 80-meter wide surf zone. A great place for beginners and advanced surfers — there is reasonable beach breaks all year round. 

St George River

pretty little bay, the St George River reaches the coast via a deep valley 1km South of Point Grey. 

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