Low tide exposes the wonders of the ocean floor, from tide pools to sea life clinging to boulders, Low tide means I can go out further from the shore without getting wet. But, waves are still an issue, a crashing one.
I only saw one star fish last year. Yesterday I spotted my first one of the year, but about 20 feet away I also watched a wave break up on boulders. Got sprayed.
In these situations I am always looking up while having a escape route in mind. much like venturing about in the bad side of town.