Lorne Learn to Surf
Go Ride a Wave’s Lorne learn to surf on the Great Ocean Road is ideal for surf lessons. It has a fantastic flat beach and gentle waves, with a safety rating from Surf Life Saving Victoria of 5/10. This makes it a very safe beach because higher values are more dangerous. Our surf school specialises in daily beginner surf lessons. In addition, group and private lessons are available on request. We conduct all our surfing lessons in waist deep water, to keep it safe for beginners. Lessons include a full length Quiksilver wetsuit and a soft beginner surfboard with 2 hours of quality instruction and fun. All that customers need to bring with them are bathers and a towel. We provide sunscreen and we lock personal items in our trailer while you are surfing.
Lorne learn to surf is run by Go Ride A Wave, Australia’s favourite surf school, established in 1987. We run 2 hour group lessons every day during the Dec/Jan School holidays (except Christmas and New Years days). These public group lessons are also available on weekends up until Easter. Our main customers outside these times are school and corporate groups. They usually stay in Lorne at a school camp, camping ground, Cumberland Resort or Mantra Lorne.
Lorne point, which goes right out to the pier where the famous Lorne Pier to Pub swim begins, shelters the beach. It is a long, gently sloping, sandy beach with mostly small surf, which makes it easy for beginners and young children to learn. It is one of the safest and most sheltered beaches in almost all conditions, along the Great Ocean Road.
Surf hire is only available during the Christmas school holidays, when we are on location every single day except New Year’s Day. We have a full range of soft learn to surf boards, Gboards, and also have body boards and wetsuits available for hire.
How to get there
Vline Train/Bus From Melbourne or Geelong
V Line from Spencer Street to Geelong View Time Table.
Outside of the Christmas/January school holidays we meet at the beach end of Grove Road in the Café on the beach side of the swimming pool. See map above
The café is called HAH Lornebeach. The address is 81 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne 3232. If you are early grab a coffee or something to eat. Leon and Katie, HAH owners, offer our customers 10% discount.
Please meet here 10 mins before the start of the lesson.
Our meeting location from December 26th 2016 to January 31st 2017 is at the Lorne Main Beach Surf Club car park. Just look for our trailer on the grassed area. See photo below.