Today’s Port Townsend Tides
Two primary reasons for cancellations are wind and fog. Temperature only factors in when it’s below 40 degrees.
Current Wind Conditions:
Marine Forecast NWS
Winds from the E through WSW cause chop in Port Townsend Bay along the town’s water front if the winds are stronger than 4-5 mph.
Winds from the W through NE up to 10-12 mph will not create much chop on the sheltered town waterfront but can blow the boats around especially between the Coop and the west end of Boat Haven.
If you cannot consistently see the Ferry Dock from the Kayak House it is definitely too foggy to row.
Often in the fall the coastal stratus (fog banks) roll in for the Strait of Juan De Fuca and will hog the coast of Whidbey, sometimes coming across to Marrowstone Island. Experience suggests that the fogbanks will remain there and it can be OK to row. While rowing coxes and the launch driver should keep an eye on the fog banks. If the fogbank starts (or seeming to be starting) in towards the boats – head for home