My family has some time planned down on the Delaware shore next week (thru 8/28), but Tropical Storm Henri is predicted to churn some nasty swell on the Atlantic side, making safe swimming much less attractive.
I’ve never been to the area, so I’m wondering if any local paddlers can comment on the likelihood of paddling Rehoboth Bay safely while there’s a storm offshore like there will be next week. I am generally a flatwater paddler, and while I can handle a little swell, self-rescue, carry PFD, flotation for my boats, pump, etc, I have no desire to push the limits. I don’t roll, and stay off the big water if there’s much wind or wave action.
Is it even worth putting the boats on the car in case conditions are OK later in the week? Or is the Bay totally out of the question without a bomb-proof roll for the week after a storm’s come by offshore?