The ones which were shot at sunset time look better. May be you should lift the very dark shadows a bit in those ones or you can take bracketed shots and combine them with PP for a better look the next time.
Thanks for the memories. It has been years since I shot sunsets at El Matador Beach. It was back in the early 90's and a photographer friend who lived in West Hollywood took me out a few afternoons. It was a beautiful beach back then and it still looks beautiful.
Beautiful images. I would like to suggest that you shoot some of these with a neutral density filter, I would say something like a 6 stops filter. Using a small aperture like f16 the filter will slow down the shutter speed considerably and the result will be a blur of everything that moves. Beautiful effects that will thrill you.