2017 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

Jan to December 2017

Page updated
November 1, 2016

Date/
Rating
Event Location
& Notes
See General Notes
Leader
January
Sun 8
     
Tues 10 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - HLAW LLLC Offices, 1461 Dillingham Blvd., Honolulu 6:30 pm (Call for directions) Chairman: Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com

Sun 15
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)

Goat Island (Moku'auia)- Park in the day-use area of Mālaekahana State Park (see map) and meet on the beach at 10:00 AM for a day of paddling, fishing and surfing around the park & island. Bring lunch or snacks for the island part. Caution: it is always windy here, but you're never far from shore...
No carpool.

1.5 mi. R.T.
[52/C2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Malaekahana Park

 

Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
Sat - Mon 16
(MLK Day)
Open Ditch Fish Twitch - Fisherpersons get to pick their own favorite spot to paddle in, and any fish caught on either, both, or all 3 days count towards the Progressive Fishing Tournament score - as long as you’ve paid to enter the contest and you report the fish within 24 hours to Norm, either by phone or email. Norm Chun 277-6869
bluec239(at)msn.com
Tues 17

Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Na Pali Retrospective: Joe Hu will present photos and videos of past club trips to the Na Pali Coast including the 50+ member trip for our 20th anniversary. A must see for all past and future Na Pali paddlers. Planning  materials will also be displayed and discussed. Email your favorite Na Pali photo to Joe if you would like to see it included.

Da Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sun 22
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)

He'eia Kea Pier to Kapapa Island - a return to an old stomping ground! Meet at the He'eia Kea Small Boat Harbor's canoe hale at 9:00 AM. Bring lunch and snorkel gear, if so inclined. The route goes across the Sandbar (Ahu O Laka) and it will be low tide at 10:00AM, so bring reefwalkers or tennies/tabies. And sunscreen...
No carpool

5 Mi. R.T.
[37/E2]
Fly GoogleEarth to He'eia Kea
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 29
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Cash For Trash - A new idea for a Club service project: Paddle up the Ka'elepulu Stream to Enchanted Lakes, picking up trash on the way back - different categories of trash win different cash prizes (categories will be announced by Gary).
Park whereever you can (the parks fill up by 9), meet in the stream "lagoon" next to the ocean, just mauka of the sandbar, at 9:00 AM.
No carpool.
2 mi. R.T.
[28/E1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kaelepulu Stream
Gary Budlong 737-8893
 
February
Sun 5
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

E-Z Glider to the Mokes & Super Bowl Sunday Surfing Clinic - Meet at the Kailua Beach Boat Ramp for an 8:00 AM launch and head out to the Mokulua Islands. Surfing not required, but those so inclined will get basic surf instruction and then practice with other experienced kayak surfers. If you are more adventurous, join Rusty on a paddle (weather permitting) out to the NOAA wave buoy (another 2 miles off-shore).  Everyone meets back on the Mokes for lunch.  If you don't have a good surf boat, contact the leaders in advance about borrowing one. Bring picnic snacks for lunch on the sand beach. No TVs or radios allowed! You can leave at noon-ish if ya just gotta get back for the 1:15 kickoff.
No carpool

3.5 mi RT
[28/E2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kailua Boat Ramp
Fly GoogleEarth to Kailua Wave Buoy

Kevin Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com
&
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
&
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com

Fri 10
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Full Moon & Fireworks - Meet at “Hilton Heliport” at 5:30 for 6:30pm launch from Duke Kahanamoku Beach.  (Kulu moonrise at 7:30pm.).  Arrive early, parking can be difficult! Bring snacks and drinks and some way to illuminate your boat for the paddle back.  White is a good color, or light blue cayalume sticks.  Please, no red or green lights: they confuse other boaters.  2 Mi. R.T.
[12/D1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Heliport
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sat 11
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Kaloko Cove (Alan Davis/Napa'ia) campout w/ night fishing   Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 12
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Weed Out The Wimps & Watch Out The Whales: Makapu'u to Hawai`i Kai. (This one is not for beginners.)  Those coming from town may contact the trip leader to arrange a car drop-off in Hawai`i Kai.  Otherwise meet at 8:00 am at Makai Range Pier for the car shuttle. Launch at 9:00. 9.5 mi
[22/E1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Makai Pier
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Tues 21

Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation:

Da Prez:
Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sun 19
Rating: medium hard
+

Ke'ehi Lagoon to Ewa Beach- along the Reef Runway and across Pearl Harbor Channel. Long carpool for this one, be ready to leave "Alan's Ramp" (see map Map) at 8:00 AM,  Be at Ewa Beach no later than 8:30 a.m. for the return shuttle.  Launch at 9:00 a.m. 

Because Kona winds may incline us to run this paddle in the opposite direction (starting at Ewa Beach instead), check with the paddle leader the night before.

7.5 mi.
[5/D4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Alan's Ramp
Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
Sat 18 - Mon 20
(President's Day)
Open Ditch Fish Twitch - Fisherpersons get to pick their own favorite spot to paddle in, and any fish caught on either, both, or all 3 days count towards the Progressive Fishing Tournament score - as long as you’ve paid to enter the contest and you report the fish within 24 hours to Norm, either by phone or email. Norm Chun 277-6869
bluec239(at)msn.com
Sun 26
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)

Lake Wilson - Meet at the Walker Street boat ramp (see map Aerial map) at 9:30 for a 10:00 AM launch. (Be aware that ther may be slow traffic on the H1 due to construction)
You'll need a fishing permit, whether you fish or not ($5.00 at any sporting-goods or fishing store) as well as a pole (bamboo stick will do), and a special (free) entry permit for the lake. See notes below permit info for particulars. Distance depending on route and water level.
No carpool.

4 mi RT
[79/D1]
Bill Murphy
bilym(at)hotmail.com
 
March
Sun 5
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Sherwood Forest “Surf Crash & Burn” Clinic - Prequalification for the club's neighbor island trips.  Practice launching and landing Scupper Pro's (or equivalent) touring kayaks in surf conditions. Learn to implement safe procedures, observe conditions early, and practice various techniques.  Meet at Sherwood Forest (Waimanalo State Recreation Area, across from the polo field), 9:00 am. [21/A1 &
24/A4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Sherwood Forest
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 7 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - HLAW LLC Offices, 1461 Dillingham Blvd., Honolulu 6:30 pm (Call for directions) Chairman:Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 12
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Lanikai Reefs - (Weather permitting, of course): Paddle along Lanikai Beach to Smith Point and across to Mokuluaiki and the Plane Wreck. Bring mask & snorkel, and lunch or snacks for a stop at Mokuluanui beach. Launch from Kailua Boat Ramp at 9:00 AM. No carpool. 4 1/2 Mi. R.T.
[28/F2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kailua Boat Ramp Fly GoogleEarth to the plane wreck
Cosette Harms 292-7007
cosettemt(at)gmail.com &
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com

Sun 19

     
Tues 21 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sun 26
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Sailathon: Sans Souci to Ewa Beach and on to 'Tracks' (Waikiki to Wai'anae) - our loooongest paddle, by far! Not recommended without a kite or sail. All ACA safety gear must be carried, paddlers must be pre-approved by Steve prior to showing up. Meet at the Natatorium (Sans Souci) no later than 8:00 AM 26 mi.
[13/E1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Sans Souci beach
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
 
April
Sun 2
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Ke'ehi Lagoon to Moanalua Gardens: An easy paddle past the Keehi Lagoon Park (Veteran's Park), up the Moanalua Stream to the beautiful Moanalua Gardens. Bring lunch for a stop under the "Hitachi Tree" or next to the koi pond before returning via La Mariana Sailing Club for optional pupus and drinks. Meet at "Alan's Ramp" for a noon launch.
No carpool. Low tide at 8:00am, high tide at 2:00 pm
5 Mi. R.T.
[6/D1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Alan's Ramp
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com& Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 9      
Fri 14 - Sun 16 Easter Weekend  
Tues 18 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sun 23
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
(Int'l Earth Day) Keehi Lagoon Surfing & Island Clean-up - Launch from "Alan's Ramp" at 8:00 AM if you want to surf; volunteers for the cleanup effort can wait 'til 10:00 - everyone meets at "Blue Pool" at 10:30. A grill will be provided for a barbeque potluck lunch, bring something to share. Also bring footwear (tennies), gloves and HD trash bags. Lunch location to be determined...
Very low tide at 8:05 AM.
1 mi. RT
[5/D4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Alan's Ramp
Aerial view of Alan's Ramp & Keehi Lagoon
Ed Rhinelander 497-3981
loikake(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 30

 

   
 

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Date/
Rating
Event Location
& Notes
See General Notes
Leader
May
Tues 2 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - HLAW LLLC Offices, 1461 Dillingham Blvd., Honolulu 6:30 pm (Call for directions) Chairperson:
Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 7      
Sun 14
(Mothers' Day)
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Ewa Beach to 'Tracks' (Kahe) around Barbers' Point - Carpool leaves Ewa BP at 8::00, launch at 9:15. 13 mi. [105/E4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Ewa Beach
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Tues 16 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Da Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sun 21
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

He'eia Kea Pier to Kapapa Island - Meet at the He'eia Kea Small Boat Harbor's canoe hale at 9:00 AM. Bring lunch and snorkel gear, if so inclined. The route goes across the Sandbar (Ahu O Laka) and it will be only a slight high tide at 10:15AM, so bring reefwalkers or tennies/tabies. And sunscreen...
No carpool

5 Mi. R.T.
[37/E2]
Fly GoogleEarth to He'eia Kea
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 28      
Sat 27 - Mon 29
(Memorial Day Weekend)
Open Ditch Fish Twitch - Fisherpersons get to pick their own favorite spot to paddle in, and any fish caught on either, both, or all 3 days count towards the Progressive Fishing Tournament score - as long as you’ve paid to enter the contest and you report the fish within 24 hours to Norm, either by phone or email. Norm Chun 277-6869
bluec239(at)msn.com
 
June
Sun 4
     
Fri 9
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Full Moon & Fireworks - Meet at “Hilton Heliport” at 5:30 for 6:30pm launch from Duke Kahanamoku Beach.  (Kulu moonrise at 7:30pm.).  Arrive early, parking can be difficult! Bring snacks and drinks and some way to illuminate your boat for the paddle back.  White is a good color, or light blue cayalume sticks.  Please, no red or green lights: they confuse other boaters.  2 Mi. R.T.
[12/D1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Heliport
?
Thurs 8 - Tues 13
Paddle Rating: 4 (Off-Island)
(Off-Island) Na Pali Coast  
Sun 11
     
Sat 17
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
'Tracks' (Kahe Point, but not Electric Beach) to Pokai Bay Beach Park.  Meet at 8:00, carpool leaves Tracks at 8:30. Launch upon return. A mellow paddle along the Leeward coast often with a dolphin escort. Bring a lunch and plan on staying awhile after the paddle to enjoy the nice picnic grounds at Pokai Bay. EZ gliders who don’t want to go the distance can paddle on their own around Pokai Bay and join the group for lunch.  8 mi. [102/C2]
Fly GoogleEarth to 'Tracks' Beach
Terry Shimabukuro 672-8377
gobows58(at)gmail.com
Tues 20 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Da Prez:
Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sun 25
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Keehi Lagoon Island Tour   Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)lava.net
 
July
Sat 1
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
+
Kahana Bay to Mālaekahana - Because conditions along this coast are typically rough, paddlers must pre-qualify with Steve, Tim or Stan. Optional halfway take-out at Hau'ula B.P. (6-mile point). Carpool leaves Kahana (see map map of Kahana Bay) at 8:30 AM. There will be an apres-paddle gathering at Stan's beach house, and those planning on the next day's paddle may be able to arrange to sleep over if they wish - call Stan to make arrangements 10 Mi.
[46/F1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kahana Bay
Map available
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com  &
Tim Sawyer 330-1108
sawyer(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 2
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Mālaekahana to China Walls -  Meet at 8:00 AM at Stan's House; carpool at 8:30; launch at 9:00.  Could be windy and rough.  Call Stan in advance to prequalify and ask for directions. 9 mi.
[51/B4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Stan's beach house
Map
Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
Tues 4
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Fourth of July - Meet 6:00 PM at Ala Wai Community Park Clubhouse (corner of Kapiolani Blvd & McCully St) - Launch at 6:30. (Show starts at 8:30, but ocean access may be blocked after about 7:30) It is not recommended to go beyond the main breakwater, there is an easy place to land on the inside, and there may be room to sit on top of the wall. Bring snacks and drinks, and some way to illuminate your boat for the paddle back. (White is a good color for this, or light blue Cayalume lightsticks. Please, no red or green lights, as they confuse the other boaters.) 2 mi. RT
[12/C1]
Zoom in Google Earth
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 9
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
The Big Kahuna (Moku Manu): - Kailua Boat Ramp to He’eia Kea Pier via Mokumanu. Meet at Kailua BR at 8:00 am and be ready to leave for carpool to He`eia Kea at 8:30 sharp; launch upon return about 9:30am. Stops at Mōkōlea Rock & Mokumanu cave (The latter is dependent on no live-fire exercises at Mokapu Range, and calm water.) 12 mi.
[28/F2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kailua boat ramp
Aerial of Big Kahuna course
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 11 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - HLAW LLLC Offices, 1461 Dillingham Blvd., Honolulu 6:30 pm (Call for directions) Chairman: Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 16
Paddle Rating: 2 Plus (Medium Hard)
+
South Shore Sail: Hawaii Kai to Ke'ehi (around Diamond Head) Carpool leaves Dumpster Beach at 8:30 AM. launch upon return (about 10:00). Kites & sails encouraged... 8.5 Mi.
[18/D2]
Fly GoogleEarth to "Dumpster Beach"
Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Tues 18 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sun 23
Rating: medium hard
+
“China Walls” (Pahipahi'ālua) to Hale’iwa with a stop for lunch at Waimea Bay, or maybe Jocko's. Carpool leaves at 8:30 am sharp, launch about 9:15.No fishing in Waimea Bay.
Directions: if you’re coming from the Hale’iwa direction, go past Sunset Beach. You’ll see the UH Ag Station makai, and Crawford’s Home on the mauka side, and then the next time you see the ocean you are there. Similarly, if you’re coming past Turtle Bay Resort and you see Crawford’s on your left, turn around and go back until you see the ocean again. Here is a link to Google Maps
10.5 mi.
[55/E4]
Waiale'e Beach Park
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com & Tim Sawyer 330-1108
sawyer(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 30
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
"Old" Pokai Bay Beach Park to Mākua Beach - A spectacular paddle, don't miss it. Meet at Pokai Bay BP (next to the former boat ramp) at the end of Waianae Valley Road. Carpool leaves at 8:30, launch at 9:00 6.5 mi.
[111/D4]
Fly GoogleEarth to "Old" Pokai
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
 
August
Sun 6
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Hale'iwa to Runway Beach - in concert with the Masters' Windbag Race (see below): non-racers start at Hale'iwa Beach Park and all meet up at "Runway Beach" (Mokulē'ia Army Beach) Carpool leaves at 8:30 am. 8 mi.
[61/F2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Hale'iwa Beach Park(launch)
See the course path (path)
Norm Chun 277-6869
bluec239(at)msn.com
Masters’ Windbag Regatta: “China Walls” ( Pahipahi'ālua) to Runway Beach (Mokulē'ia Army Beach), at the West end of Dillingham Airfield. This is an advanced paddle for highly qualified and experienced paddlers only. VHF radio and life vest will be required of all participants. You must prequalify with Kevin. Carpool at 8:30, launch upon return.

15 mi
[56/D1]
Fly GoogleEarth to China Walls (launch)
Aerial view of race course
Fly GoogleEarth to the Masters' race course (path)

Kevin Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com
Sun 13
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Mangrove Mosey - in & out of the shoreline of South Kane'ohe Bay, from Kane'ohe Beach Park to MCBH marina for snacks, then returning to take out at Kane'ohe Yacht Club. Carpool leaves KBP (at the end of Waikalua Rd) at 8:30 AM. 5 Mi.
[34/C1]
Fly GoogleEarth to the Mosey track in Kane'ohe Bay
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 15

Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation:

Da Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sun 20
Paddle Rating: 3 Plus (Very Advanced)
+
Kaena Point - Runway Beach (Mokuleia Army Beach ) to Yokohama (Ke'awa'ula) - loooong carpool 8.5 mi.
[121/C2]
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Fri 18 - Sun 20
(Admission Day)
Open Ditch Fish Twitch - Fisherpersons get to pick their own favorite spot to paddle in, and any fish caught on either, both, or all 3 days count towards the Progressive Fishing Tournament score - as long as you’ve paid to enter the contest and you report the fish within 24 hours to Norm, either by phone or email. Norm Chun 277-6869
bluec239(at)msn.com
Thurs 26 - Tues 31
Paddle Rating: 4 (Off-Island)
Off-Island: Lanai Daytrippers - a series of daypaddles to remote locations on the island. Contact Debbie asap so she can plan accomodations, etc Debbie Wheeler 391-9820
lanai.debbie(at)gmail.com

Sun 27
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

Bobbi & Norm in the very first RegattaWindbag Regatta - Maunalua Bay Boat ramp (Hawaii Kai) to Wai'alae Beach Park in Kāhala by any wind-driven means - sails, kites, umbrellas, bedsheets on sticks, old raincoats, whatever. Carpool leaves Maunalua Bay Beach Park at 8:30 AM. Race will begin at 11:00, or when the Race Director determines there is enough wind. Regular paddlers are welcome but a WMD (wind management device) is required for the competition. Club Members: $10 early entry fee, $20 on the day of the race. Non-members: $20 early/$30 on the race day
There is also a map of the WBR Course Aerial view of the race course
5 Mi.
[18/D2]
Fly GoogleEarth to the start point
Kevin Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com
 

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Date/
Rating
Event Location
& Notes
See General Notes
Leader
September
Sun 3
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
HWK Intro To Kayaking - Will cover everything, with an emphasis on self-rescue and safety gear. Bring your kayak, paddle and a lifejacket. This is a free class for HWK club members, $5 for nom-members, and applications will be accepted on the day of the class. Park in the old Hilton Heliport, and the class will be near the canoes at Duke Kahanamoku beach [12/D1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Duke Kahanamoku Beach
Kevin Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com
Mon 4
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

(Labor Day) Roughwater Swim - Volunteers in kayaks needed for water safety marshalls. Contact Paul in advance with your T-shirt size, and meet at the Hilton Lagoon parking lot (Old Heliport/Duke Kahanamoku Beach) at 7:30 AM for an 8:00 launch (Race starts at 8:30). [12/D1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Duke Kahanamoku Beach
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 5 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - HLAW LLLC Offices, 1461 Dillingham Blvd., Honolulu 6:30 pm (Call for directions) Chairperson:
Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 10      
Sun 17
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Heeia Kea to Kualoa Park (Chinaman's Hat) - Meet at the canoe hale by the entrance to the Harbor. Carpool leaves at 9:00 for a 10:00 AM start. Actual paddle route will be decided just before launch 6-7 mi.
[37/E2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Heeia Kea Pier
Eileen Helmstetter
helmstetter(at)hawaii.rr.com & Norm Chun 277-6869
bluec239(at)msn.com
Tues 19 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Also - Nominations of Club Officers for 2017 Prez:
Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sun 24
     
Fri 22 to Sun 24
Papio Fishing Contest.  Come and camp out Friday and Saturday at Kualoa for early starts Saturday and Friday -  There are some campsites available to share in Campground 'A'.  Fish 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM both days.   There is an application/registration form available on our Facebook page, under "Docs". Otherwise, call Stan for details and registration. Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com&
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
 
October
Sun 1
Rating: medium hard
+

Hawaii Kai to Sans Souci (around Diamond Head) Carpool leaves Dumpster Beach at 8:30 AM. 8.5 Mi.
[18/D2]
Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com &
Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
Mon 2 Day to call for Easter Reservations at Kualoa (Mar 30 - April 1, 2018)  
Sun 8
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Waimanalo Bay: Makapu'u to Kailua Beach with a stop at the Na Mokulua for snacks and maybe a little surfing. Carpool leaves Makai Pier at 8:30 AM 8 Mi.
[22/E1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Makai Pier
Cosette Harms 292-7007
cosettemt(at)gmail.com &
Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sat 7 - Mon 9
(Disc. Day)
Open Ditch Fish Twitch - Fisherpersons get to pick their own favorite spot to paddle in, and any fish caught on either, both, or all 3 days count towards the Progressive Fishing Tournament score - as long as you’ve paid to enter the contest and you report the fish within 24 hours to Norm, either by phone or email. Norm Chun 277-6869
bluec239(at)msn.com
Sun 15
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Turtletown Tour - Kahalu'u canoe hale to the patch reef Fly GoogleEarth to and back. Meet at 9:30 AM at the ramp across the canal from Kahalu'u fishpond (near the Hygenic Store), for a 10:00 o'clock start. No carpool. Bring snorkeling gear. 2-1/2 mi. RT
[36/B2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kahalu'u hale
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 17 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Also - Election of Club Officers Da Prez: TBA
Sun 22
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
EZ Glider: Kaiaka Bay and Adjacent Streams - (Paukauila and Ki`iki`i Streams -  Meet at "Mushroom Rock" in Kaiaka State Park (in Waialua) at 9:30 for a 10:00 am launch.  Kayakers can paddle lazily on calm water in a historic agricultural district.  The more adventurous can push upstream through grass overgrowth to seldom-visited stretches replete with sugar-plantation ruins and relics.  4 mi. RT
[64/B4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kaiaka Park
Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sat 28 & Sun 29 Yearly Paddle Schedule Planning Meeting at Cottage McCrea . Here is a map Google map. Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
 
November
Sun 5
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Clean the Stream - Kahana Stream brush clearing party: bring kayaks plus saws, shears, machetes, first-aid kits, etc to the Kahana Valley Beach Park mauka parking lot at 10:00 AM. Call George in advance to tell him you're coming - at least six boats are needed to make this work [46/F1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kahana Stream
George Shoemaker 237-8992
geo_shoe(at)email.msn.com
Wed 8 - Tues 13
Paddle Rating: 4 (Off-Island)
Off-Island: Kauai Rivers - a series of daypaddles up various Kauai streams and rivers, staying in rented bungalows near Lihue. Contact Chuck asap, the roster is already full, but there is a waitlist. Paddlers will meet at Chuck's place to determine dates, details, and itinerary. Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sun 12
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)

palm treeCoconut Island: the launch is from He'eia Kea State Park Ocean Activity Center at 8:30 AM to reach the target beach by 9:15. A tour of the HIMB facilities Fly GoogleEarth to Coconut Island, shark tanks, fish ponds, etc. ensues, ending with a BYO lunch at "Maile's Point", some snorkeling, and a leisurely downwind paddle home. There will be a $10 per-person 'donation' to the HIMB docent program. Call or email Kevin to put your name on the list, as there is a max number of visitors they can handle...

Directions to launch spot: Turn into the He'eia State Park (NOT the He'eia Kea State Boat Harbor). Just inside the first gate, on the right, is a sign on a telephone pole that says "Company Vehicles Only". Turn right down the unimproved road to the bottom. Be careful where you park, as there are some muddy spots, and we don't want to trash the grass. If parking gets crowded, you can unload your boat, then drive back up the hill and across the drive to the visitor parking, or turn right and park in the main lot under the big tree.

3.5 mi R.T.
[37/E2]
Fly GoogleEarth to He'eia Pier
Kevin Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com
Sun 19
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Up the Creek - Kahana Stream, from start to finish, with a hike at the top. Contingent upon the successful clearing of the stream the previous week (see 11/11, above); check with George.  If it’s a go, meet at 9:30 AM at George's house (next to Swanzy Beach Park in Ka'a'awa), we will launch from the seawall next to the small parking stripjust north of his house. Additional parking available at the Park. Bring drinks and snacks for a hang-out at George's house after the paddle. 2 mi. RT (not counting the hike)
[46/F4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kahana Stream
George Shoemaker 237-8992
geo_shoe(at)email.msn.com
Tues 21 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation:  
Fr1 24 - Sun 26 Last Ditch Fish Twitch - One last chance at the Progressive Fishing Tournament trophy. For 3 days, anywhere you choose to fish, on any coast on any island, counts as an official paddle! Honor system rules - call or email Norm with your tally at the end of the day. Norm Chun 277-6869
bluec239(at)msn.com
 
December
Sun 3
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)

Double Rough-water Swim (also officially the Looong Distance Swim or LDS). Escorts needed for individual out-of-town swimmers in this 10k international competion. Contact Chuck to sign up and get details

Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sun 10
Rating: medium hard
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Alt-Kahuna: Kailua Boat Ramp to Moku Manu & back - weather and surf permitting, a jaunt over to the Mokumanu Cave with a break at Mōkōlea Islet. No carpool. 10.5 mi.
[28/E2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kailua Boat Ramp
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com & Bill Murphy
bilym(at)hotmail.com
Sun 17
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
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Super Kahuna: Makai Pier to Kualoa Park - A real grinder, this one, so bring a kite! Carpool will leave the pier at 8:00 AM sharp, launch upon return, probably about 10:00. 19 mi.
[22/E1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Makai Pier
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Tues 19
Merry Xmas
Annual Club Christmas/Hannukah/Solstice/Winter Break Party, 5:30 PM to 9:00 -

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