Welcome to the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club, home to both the world's largest open water swim, the GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub, and the GMHBA Lorne Mountain to Surf run.
We are one of Australia's proudest surf life saving clubs - providing voluntary patrols of the Lorne surf beach in Summer so that swimmers and surfers can enjoy the ocean and surf safely and enjoy their holidays.
- Records tumble at 2016 GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub
The 36th staging of the annual GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub has seen records tumble in both the men and the women’s events, with many competitors making the most of fantastic conditions to record personal best times.
A bumper crowd nearing 25, 000 people descended on the coastal capital to watch a field of 5000 competitors tackle the 1.2 kilometre course, the largest open water swim in the world.
Chasing an Olympic open water dream for Rio 2016, SAM SHEPPARD posted the fastest time ever recorded at the iconic event, just falling short of the magical 10-minute mark with 10.02 seconds. It was a record equaling 6th title for the 24-year-old science graduate who started his open water experience as a nipper just down the coast in Jan Juc.
“I was pretty happy with my start and was super confident that I’d be able to get a wave and that’s where my surf skills really come in handy, coming up the beach,” Sheppard said.
“If I had known I was that close to the 10-minute mark I probable would have sprinted up the beach instead of just jogging but I’m just really happy to get the win, that wave at the end was a sweet way to cap off my fourth win in a row.”
In the Women’s HARRIET BROWN stormed home, actually finishing third overall amongst the mixed Superfish, to claim her fifth title in another record time of 10.51.
The champion Ironwoman, who grew up in Geelong has been swimming the event since she was a teenager.
“I love this event and every year I love doing it, trying to win it and beat as many boys as possible. I got caught up a little in the pack which always happens, the boys are pretty rough out there and just wanted to beat as many of them as I could and hope that no girls could keep up with that pack that I was in as well,” Brown said.
- GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub results
Results for all the events of the weekend can be found in a few places
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