This has to be the greatist compilation of advise to be had at zero cost, a bit off topic but still good. Good idea to sit tight, I hope the salmon bites were great at Candelers, I know the boat envy is good there if not! Previous post are right you would have been pounded senseless with-in sight of PT, be prepared for that as it will treat you similarly wether N-or-S bound. If wave action allows take a trip around Bainbridge or south and explore Vashon to Quartermaster, or Harstine, all good spots.
Surfing now that's a great tack to the thread. A maneouver that will get you there, but will drain you out! Being quite familar operating my 28' in similar Alaska surfing adventures, I reverted to the experience in a newly aquired 56 footer all within sight of PT!! Learn as you go! Make heed to Ksanders post. The thrills are out there you need to control the intensity. Great ventures to you>
Bruce and Carol, Avatar; Salmon Bay Lake cabin Tongass Nat Forrest, North Prince of Whales Is.