Hot Pockets ……And were not talking about that microwavable tasty pepperoni goodness, wrapped in a delicious, crispy-hot crust.
Now and then something wonderful happens in the edge of the surf. You must learn that when you see it that it is your best shot at detecting the beach for gold.
It seems to depend on the little things like wind direction and a low wind speed. Normally the configuration at the seashore is one of shallow cut, sandbar, deeper cut and so on. What you are looking for is a small white ripple along the shoreline. It appears and disappears in only a day or two. You have to know what you are looking for and you need to be fast. You may walk along the seashore and see only a small ripple over a nearby sandbar. Walk up to it and look to see if the current has dug a pocket. Sometimes it occurs in only a very small spot and sometimes it is larger.
You are looking for a steep drop-off behind the sand bar. The current has been breaking over the bar and cuts the sand out of the wash behind it. You will see that normally along there the water may only be a few inches deep but then in the pocket it may be three foot deep. It digs deeply when it does this and often digs right down to the goodies that have been buried for a while.
Search first right up next to the sand bar where the water is rippling over it. That should be the deepest hole. Hunt very close to the sand bar and even the side of it. Frequently gold will be found there. Use maximum sensitivity if you can, and you should find some good targets there. In only a day or so the deep pocket will be sanded up and you would not even believe it was there.
At the beach there are times when it all comes together for only a very short time. You need to go to the beach often. Maybe not to hunt but to walk along and note the changes until you can learn how to spot these unique places where gold may be found.