10: Shallow Ocean Metal Detecting

Planning tips for searching surf zones in the ocean just off tourist beaches.

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Use USC’s Tide and Current Predictor (example graph above) to determine the water height difference between when you’re hunting and when the tourists were out in the water.  Target water at their waist height.

episode10-300To be successful, you must spend enough time in the water to find something.  I’ve tried to hunt 20 hours a week, but failed due to family and business responsibilities.  I did find the ring pictured above by planning and following strategies such as grid searching tourist surf zones at waist deep points.  Sweeping the coil low and slow and focusing on the task at hand.