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Our UK visitors loving this Gold Coast weather and enjoying a lesson at our surf school..

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Clear skies bring freezing nights and mornings on the Gold Coast with lows of 5C expected later this week


Kiran Barry (left), 12, enjoys surfing while a young surfer gets some lesson on a bright

Kiran Barry (left), 12, enjoys surfing while a young surfer gets some lesson on a bright and sunny day in Burleigh beach, Gold Coast. Picture: Regi Varghese

THE Gold Coast is enjoying mild sunny days, but temperatures are set to drop to all-time lows towards the end of the week.

For the next four days overnight lows will be a cool 10C on average, but come Friday night the mercury is predicted to drop to 5C overnight and again on Saturday night.

The temperature dropped to 8C overnight last night and although it was a crisp start it has warmed to a sunny 20C.

Gold Coasters made the most of the sunshine over the weekend — and — with even sunnier weather is forecast for the ­second week of the school ­holidays.

Weatherzone meteorologist Brett Dutschke said this week could shape up to be the sunniest the Gold Coast has seen in a while.

“There will be very little cloud for the whole week and it will probably go down as the sunniest week we’ve had in a few months,” he said.

“Winds will be westerly for most of the week and they will be quite dry, which is the main reason for the lack of cloud.”

The clear skies are responsible for the expected cooler temps, with Mr Dutschke saying most days would only reach a top of 20C with chilly mornings.

“Each day will reach close to 20C and the middle of the week should be the warmest, with Wednesday expected to reach 23C,” he said.

“We’ve just had a front pass through and the air behind it is a bit cooler so Monday and Tuesday will be cold, with Coolangatta reaching about 5C.

“There’s another front coming through early Thursday which will make Friday and Saturday morning colder again.

It was great to have Marymount College students back again enjoying our surf lessons!

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It is never too cold for our customers, Godfathers of the Ocean Surf School recored one of its busiest days this year over the weekend, you have got to Love QLD weather!

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By Bill Mott

World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity once a year to honor our world’s ocean that connects us all, and this weekend you can join with people in communities around the world to mark the day in a special way. After all, no matter where we live­­—from California to Kansas to the Carolinas, and from Australia to Austria to Argentina­­­­—we all depend on a healthy ocean for our survival and each one of us can contribute to resolving the issues facing our ocean, including ocean acidification, plastics pollution, and overfishing.

On and around June 8, people around the globe will come together to celebrate this year’s World Oceans Day theme: “Together we have the power to protect the ocean.” This growing global event serves as a rallying point for raising awareness and promoting personal and community action in fun and positive ways, leading to a more aware, engaged, and sustainable society, and a healthier ocean. Hundreds of events are planned this year to help individuals be part of the solution for our ocean by supporting clean energy choices, trash-free coasts and beaches, sustainable seafood, and more.

A sea turtle swims up from the depths. (Photograph by Matt Weiss)
A sea turtle swims up from the depths. (Photograph by Matt Weiss)
The concept for a “World Ocean Day” was first proposed in 1992 by the government of Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. When The Ocean Project adopted this event in 2002, there were no events in the U.S. and very few worldwide. We envision this event growing as a global platform to capture people’s imaginations with engaging experiences and to tap into the innovativeness of people around the world to help collaboratively solve the problems facing our ocean and society.

Beyond creating direct reach and impact from World Oceans Day events themselves, one of The Ocean Project’s goals in promoting and coordinating this event has been to create interest in ocean conservation around the world. And by generating interest every June, participating organizations can help cultivate those connections for deeper conservation engagement 365 days a year.

Officially recognized by the United Nations in late 2008, each year an increasing number of countries and organizations mark World Oceans Day on June 8th. Last year, approximately 600 events were held in 70 countries, and we aim to double the number of events in 2014 by encouraging aquariums, zoos, museums, youth groups, conservation organizations, universities, schools, state and federal agencies, sailors, surf clubs, civic organizations, bloggers, and businesses to participate in different ways. World Oceans Day also provides opportunities to build synergies with media and decision-makers, which helps bring more positive attention to the ocean every year.

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Bill Mott is the director of The Ocean Project, which inspires action to protect our ocean. Through the world’s most extensive network of aquariums, zoos, science museums, youth groups, and other organizations, we advance ocean and climate conservation in collaborative and innovative ways. The Ocean Project supports our 2,000+ partner organizations in 75 countries with cutting-edge communications research, tools, and resources to effectively engage with their millions of visitors and the public for conservation impact. Since 2002, The Ocean Project has coordinated World Oceans Day. Learn more at TheOceanProject.org and WorldOceansDay.org.