Thursday, August 23, 2012

8/23/12 Report - Isaac Heads Towards Keys and West Coast & Club News

Written by the TreasureGuide for the exclusive use of

Thursday Morning National Hurricane Center Map
Isaac now looks like he will be crossing the Keys and skirting the West Coast of Florida, and then maybe heading towards the Panhandle.  It is looking like the West Coast will be getting more of Isaac than the Treasure Coast.

Joyce, on the other hand, looks like she'll head towards Bermuda.

The ocean is flat today.  The seas will begin to increase Friday, reaching a peak of around  8 foot seas on Monday.  The decrease in predicted seas on the Treasure Coast isn't as big a factor in my mind as the predicted change in wind direction due to Isaac's move west.  I'd like to see north/northeast winds, but we won't get much of that.  It looks like it will be more east winds.  Nonetheless, we'll surely still get some improvement in beach detecting conditions.  It can't get worse.

Low tide this afternoon is between 7 and 7:30.

There is still some chance that the predictions will change, but at this point, it looks like the Keys and West Coast will get most of the battering.

The next St. Lucie Metal Detecting Club hunt will be 8 AM, Saturday, August 25 at Stuart Beach, 889 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart.

The next meeting will be September 15th, 6:00 PM at Bernie's house. For more information check  or email Bernie.  Bring your own beverage and finds.

The club is planning a trip to the Peace River in the Fall.  Maybe some of you West Coast guys will want to meet up with them.

If you don't have the money to buy that ultra rare gold bar or coin that you drool over and think would be the best investment in the world, it may soon be possible to buy shares in items like priceless gems, jewelry, wines, cars or Picassos.

The big fish were having a feeding frenzy in the Fort Pierce Inlet this morning.  I wish I got a picture of that.

Happy hunting,