The original Poombah Plug
Pencil poppers are a staple plug for any surf fisherman. This is a surface plug usually danced over the top of the water using a relatively fast retrieve and quick twitching of the rod tip. Because of the erratic action a fish will often miss its first strike but will come back and strike again, so keep retrieving and twitching. Sometimes slowing down a bit to simulate a stunned baitfish works well.