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Lake Paddling Conditions

I had one more question that I need help with. I am an experienced ocean paddler. The harbour here is chaos, just a confused pile of little choppy waves, in a freshwater setting. The city heats up, and meets cold air coming in, and creates a bubbly brew. Add boat traffic and prevailing winds, and you find yourself paddling without being able to read the waves. Yeah, you can brace and boogey, but are there tricks for dealing with inland waters, somewhat confused, other than powering through it and loading with ballast?

Thanks again folks

David