Hope this works: http://www.seacanoe.org/Offshore.htm#Deceptive%20but%20'Orrible%20Off-shore%20Winds
This is a useful posting about winds, especially offshore winds, by Paul Caffyn, the King of the Circumnavigators.
Steve, thanks for your input. A scary paddle indeed! My mantra is Know the Wind; Respect the wind; FEAR the Wind! As Chuck Sutherland said years ago (and it made a big impression on me), "On open water there is no place to hide from the wind. There is no place to rest." So true!