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So many islands, so little time.

- Nui a lehulehu na mokupuni, 'a'ole lawa ka manawa -

Our 34th year!

Hawaii's oldest and largest recreational kayak club

This site is the official source for the Paddle & Event Schedule for the
Hui Wa'a Kaukahi kayak club of Hawai'i,
as well as legal stuff, articles, photos, and news of note. When changes occur in the schedule, it will be posted here first, so before you throw your boat on top of the car, check the pertinent page here to see if the time has changed or the put-in has moved!

site updated
August 15, 2016

Please let me know ASAP if you have a suggestion for an event. Please note that there are still a few paddles that don't as yet have leaders, so please think about volunteering.
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If you wish to receive my sporadic notices about upcoming events, etc., please send an email to subscribe(at) with "kayak club" in the subject line (see note on email below) In the body of the email, simply tell me what your real name is, since it isn't always obvious from the email address...


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Special news & announcements:

Inevitably, we too have a Group on Facebook, mostly for light banter and the occasional notice or comment about current paddles & events. Go to the Hui Wa'a Kaukahi page and join as a friend.


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Legal Stuff

General Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month (except December), and are open to the public. Meetings start at 7:00 PM and end at 9:00, and usually have special guest speakers in the second half of the meeting. We are presently meeting at Paki Hale Map of Paki Hale location on Paki Road in Honolulu, until we find a place we like better. Look on the schedule each month to see if we've changed our minds....

Trip Leader's Release and Waiver Form. (PDF, 3 pages) THIS FORM HAS CHANGED! Please read the note above. All paddle leaders should have a copy of this at each event, and ensure that every paddler has signed it before joining the group.

Paddle Ratings: We spent a long time coming up with a system that made sense for the kind of kayaking we actually do here in Hawaiian waters, so please read it carefully. You can also click on the rating icon (contained in the event description on the appropriate Schedule page) to see the whole document.

Notice to Non-members: Just because we have posted our schedule on the world stage is not to say that these events (other than the Meetings) are open to the public. Because of liability concerns, these paddles are for Members only. If you live in Hawaii and are interested in becoming a member and joining us, please e-mail Rusty at the address below for info about coming to one of our regular meetings. Please read the FAQs about the club before you do. There is a PDF version of our new Membership Form here that can be printed and mailed in. NOTE: Non-members are however welcome to tag along as "guests" but they will be required to read and sign the new waiver, and pay a $5 ACA fee, before they can go. The same is true for Club members who have not renewed their ACA membership.

Please Note: There has been a change in the Club dues structure recently - membership in ACA is still recommended but no longer included in your yearly dues. There is an explanation of the dues here. Don't panic. It's still a good deal...

Now read this:

The entire contents of this Website, including text, photographs and other graphics, are copyrighted 2014 by Hui Wa'a Kaukahi, a Hawaii nonprofit corporation, except as noted. No part of this Website may be copied, reproduced or retransmitted in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the Webmaster of this site. Even if permission is obtained, the content source and author must always be acknowledged.

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Contact Us:

Comments, etc to (Remove the .nospam before sending, obviously). Any email sent MUST have the word "kayak" or "kayak club" in the Subject line, or it will be automatically deleted...
The same rule applies to all mail sent to these other Hui addresses:
the addy for the e-notices is and Lifeline Page article submissions is

Rusty Lillico, Webmaster,
Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Kayak Club, PO Box 11588, Honolulu, HI 96828

Membership applications and payments can be mailed to Steve Harris, at the same PO as above.
Mailing list queries to Paul Tibbetts at (same procedure as above)

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