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Swim Instructions

Key information for the 2018 GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub

  • Registration opens on the 6th of Nov 2017
  • GMHBA Lorne Mountain to Surf Friday 12th Jan 2018
  • GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub Saturday 13th Jan 2018

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Marshal in the pier car park at least 30 minutes prior to your race start time. Swimmers will be grouped according to the colour of their official GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub Swim cap. Please assist race officials by wearing your swim cap in the marshaling area.

Your Gear

To have your gear transported back to the finish, place it in the gear bag you received on registration and then put it in the truck in the marshaling area at the pier. You can collect your gear immediately after you swim from the clothing and change tent to the left of the clubhouse, by showing your race number to the officials in charge.

The Start

At the direction of the Race Marshal, swim groups will enter the water via the boat ramp at 10 minute intervals (five for waves within categories) and then swim out to the starting line. Swimmers will not be permitted to enter the water via the pier or the rocks.

The Course

Carefully read the map on the back of this sheet. You must pass to the right of all the yellow buoys, and in between two final buoys which are parallel to the beach. You must swim directly from between the last two buoys towards the beach and do not touch dry land until you have proceeded between the marker flags in shallow water adjacent to the finish line.

The Finish

As soon as you have crossed under the finish line structure, ensure that the judges can see your official race number. Then proceed quickly up the beach towards the left hand side of the clubhouse to clear the way for other finishers. You will be guided to the clothing tent on the left which can also be used for changing and warming up. Then turn right or left and make your way back to the beach by going behind the clubhouse. You will not be allowed to double-back as this causes congestion.


To ensure swimmer safety the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club will maintain a high presence in the water. If you require help do not hesitate to call an Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB), surf ski or board rider for assistance by raising your arm. A medical team will be in attendance in the clubhouse if you require medical or first aid assistance. Your cooperation would be appreciated if you are invited into the medical area. We are particularly attentive to potential hypothermia situations and we can assess your situation with state-of-the-art equipment very quickly and treat you if necessary.

Presentations and Results

Presentations will take place immediately after your swim. If you are a place getter it is important to remain near the finish line so that officials can bring you up onto the stage for the presentations.

The results will be published in the surf clubs website www.lornesurfclub.com.au.

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Created: 15/Jun/2008 - 09:15 AM Last updated: 27/Jul/2013 - 10:56 PM

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