To this day the midnight paddle from Swartz Bay to Portland, for last get-together is my most memorable of all times. Now,if I remember correctly, at Flood, the Active Pass and Boat Pass flow out East,yes? Away from Vancouver island and into Georgia Straight,right? Sounds counter-intuitive since that means Ebb tide would actually flood Winter Harbor,but i think that's how I remember them running. By the way, Mark,or anyone with local knowledge....Ages ago I remember going through the pass by Maine isl, and at the end of it, where you pass between Maine and Georgeson islet, is there a small standing wave that forms there ?