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|One Foot Cut On A Treasure Coast Beach.|
It is actually the front ledge. Behind is cut is the remains of a cut that was created quite a while ago.
The sand in front of the cut is mushy. Not very promising at all. To top it off, the sand that was eroded is newly accumulated sand. No reason for a beach conditions rating upgrade.
The above video was taken at another beach after yesterday's high tide. Again no significant improvement in beach conditions.
Christobal has produced a little bigger surf on the Treasure Coast, but so far it hasn't done a lot to improve beach conditions.
Yesterday I gave the Ace 250 its first beach test. Previously I tested the 250 inland and posted the results.
Once again my expectations were exceeded. Perhaps it was because my expectations were not very high. I did not expect it to do well in wet salt sand.
Before I get into that though, it worked fine in the dry sand. I'm not talking about earth shaking depth, but decent depth and good target ID and discrimination with no other problems. The light 250 was a joy to swing after swinging a heavy underwater detector with a weighted coil.
After testing in the dry sand, I tested the 250 on the beach front where the water was washing up over the berm. In fact it was right behind the cut you see at the top of the post, but near high tide when the water was washing up over the berm. The 250 detected coins easily at decent depth in mushy wet sand. When the moving water hit the coil or when a hole was dug in the newly wet sand, false signals did occur. Detecting in the wet sand when the water was not rushing caused no problems. Basically the same thing happens with more expensive detectors such as the Excalibur are used at the water line with moving salt water. The difference is that with the Excalibur I would switch modes to deal with that, but there was no good solution with the 250. What do you expect? The price is only about 20% as much.
This test was not a highly controlled or very precise test. It was just my simple first test of the 250 at the beach and in wet sand. It did better than I expected in the wet sand. It is fine in the dry sand, and workable in wet sand as long as conditions aren't too rough.
Besides Christobal, which is heading north, we now have two other areas to watch. Note the new one in the Gulf.
The surf on the Treasure Coast is predicted to be 3 - 5 feet Tuesday and Wednesday. The wind is blowing this morning and the surf is up.
Thursday the surf will begin to decrease again.
While Christobal heads north, there is another disturbance that is approaching the West Indies.