What to look for, and what to carry in order to stay safe while down winding on the Puget Sound. Have a plan and never downwind alone. At a minimum, dress for immersion, and wear a PFD, and Leash.
Live wind map of Shilshole bay is here:
Click on the photo below for a live stream of Shilshole Bay via the Ballard Elks Paddle Club webcam: