After I got back to the car [a reporter] came over and pointed out the apparent low tide. Woh! I had never seen anything like it. It looked lower than the lowest tide I had ever seen at La Jolla shores. After watching it for about 10 minutes, I did exactly what you are warned not to do during a suck out during a tsunami. Yeh, that’s right, I walked out there.
At least the people in Thailand could say they didn't know what the low tide meant, and didn't have an official warning. This person (and others like him) didn't have that excuse, and still went for a walk on the seabed. What would his friends have said if he'd been swept out? That he didn't realize the danger? I suppose that's true.