Rick amplifies on the rationale for not getting in the water.
We found a small section on the far side of the cove that seemed to be protected from the waves. So... back up the hill, suit up, back down, and into the water.
Problem being, it was so shallow that it is likely that this spot was not even under water in a minus tide. Hence - no abs.
And no way to to get out to where they were.
After about 45 minutes of bumping into rocks in nine inches of water with one inch visibility, we figured it was kind of pointless.
So I just took some pictures and a short nap.