Koa Wood Ring Lost at Manhattan Beach, CA...Recovered and Joyously Returned.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)


I got to help a fellow local surfer find his lost ring. I received an email from Jason explaining that he had lost his ring just 2 hours earlier, and was wondering if I could help him. I was available, and said I would be there withing half an hour to perform the search. He had the ring in the pocket of his board shorts, and when he went to get it, the ring snapped off of the cover flap, and flung itself into the sand.

When I got to the beach, Jason met me, and we walked to the spot of the loss. His marks from digging in the sand were still visible which helped to locate the area he believed the ring to have gone. It took about 5 minutes to find Jason’s ring, mainly because he had brought me close to where he lost it, and because he got with me not long after the loss. It is so important to get someone out to help search as soon as you can so as to not have any outlying circumstances make it harder to find or be gone for good (waves and tide, county mechanical beach sifter cleaners, or other metal detectorists).

I was able to give Jason his ring back, a ring he had gotten in Hawaii with his girlfriend, so it held special significance to him. it was great to see his smile.

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.