I was kayaking in the Tide Race off of Orient Point.
We were staying nearby and got to paddle twice on the ebb, and once on the flood over 3 separate days.
We took the opportunity to clean and harvest a bunch of our oysters since it was right down the road.
There was no swell and the current runs fastest on the Ebb. The best place on the Ebb was just to the South and West of the light, while on the flood there was a cleaner better race on North and East of the lighthouse.
This spot is not as big as the races in Fischers Island, but it was really nice to be so close to shore for launching. Also the lighthouse was a great place to rest! On the Ebb I was able to get out of my boat in the little cove that is part of the lighthouse and stretch my legs.
My arm and back felt ok both during and after paddling, but my knee was bruised and very sore the next day from gripping the boat, but it quickly went away.
Truth: Its better to sleep in comfort.