When the wind is howling everywhere else surfers tuck into this bay for some protection. Lorne works best on a SE swell with W winds but mostly produces clean swells. Long walls allow for carves and smooth turns but section off in parts, so is not always perfect. Usually not picking up as much swell as around the corner means this wave can be good for beginners. Another two right handers hit the second bay around the corner which is more open to the swell. Weeds is an outside section, a powerful wave that can be more messy and Barrels is a steep drop out to a deep shoulder.
A popular spot in the summer for a holiday means it can get crowded.