One of the big rules of surfing in contests when I was a grom was length of ride. So I was taught to just beach it all costs.
The shorepound is a playground for the fool hardy and the experienced and it can be the source of distress for others. Personally, I love the feeling of free falling and then landing right onto the beach and running out of it.
I like this sequence because of the two kids strolling along the beach and me turning away. Looks like I have room for a few more before banking it.