2018 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

September to December

(updated 9/18/18 )

 

GREEN is the next scheduled paddle, BLUE is the next Club meeting, GRAY is history
THIS COLOR denotes a Saturday paddle

Unless stated otherwise, all groups should be assembled at the start point by 0900, and launched by 0915 at the latest. Depending on the length of the ride, car poolers should have their boats set up and ready to leave the launch area a half-hour to a full hour before the launch time - call the Trip Leader to find out.
See bottom of calendar for explanation of tides and map references. Click on rating icon for explanation & details.

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Date/
Rating
Event Leader
September
Sat 1
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
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

Sun 2
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 3
(Labor Day)
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

Bobbi & Norm in the very first RegattaWindbag Regatta - POSTPONED to Oct 14

[18/D2]
Fly GoogleEarth to the start point

Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com

Sun 9
Paddle Rating: 3 Plus (Very Advanced)
Kaena Point - Runway Beach (Mokuleia Army Beach ) to Yokohama (Ke'awa'ula) - loooong carpool (Weather permitting, this may be changed to a round-trip paddle) Call Stan the night before. Come early, the decision will be made on the beach - 8.5 mi. -

[121/C2]

Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com

Tues 11 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 16
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. A two-pronged paddle: one group will go along the shoreline thru Waikane and Hakipu'u, the other along the Sandbar and the patch reefs (Turtletown). - 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
&Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com

Tues 18 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Stan McCrea will hold a symposium on the fine art of Kayak Fishing. Co-hosted by the Hobie Fishing Team, will discuss different techniques, with the emphasis on Papio fishing (the Papio contest is coming soon) Also - Nominations of Club Officers for 2017 Prez:
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Thurs 19 to Mon 24 Off-Island: Kauai Rivers is full Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sun 23
Rating: medium hard
+
Hawaii Kai to Sans Souci (around Diamond Head) Carpool leaves Dumpster Beach at 8:30 AM. - 8.5 Mi. -

[18/D2]
Google Earth file

Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com &
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com

Sun 30
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

 
October
Mon 1 Day to call for Easter Reservations at Kualoa (April 18-21, 2019)
Sat 6 & Sun 7 Papio Fishing Contest.  (Here is the official flyer) Come and camp out Friday and Saturday at Kualoa for early starts Saturday and Sunday -  The Small Group Area in Campsite 'A' Google Map is reserved and available for camping, Sept 21 is the day to go online for other campsites if you wish (Here are directions for online permits for Kualoa pdf).  Fish 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM both days.   There is an application/registration form available here entry form. Call Stan for further details, camping info and registration. Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com &
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sat 6 - Mon 8
(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 14
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. Here is an Entry Form.

- 5 Mi. -
There is also a map of the WBR Course Aerial view of the race course

[18/D2]
Fly GoogleEarth to the start point

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: Also - Election of Club Officers Da Prez: TBA
Sun 21
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

Bill Murphy
bilym(at)hotmail.com

Tues 23 Happy Birthday, Earth! According to Biblical scholars, the Earth (and the universe) is 6,022 years old today.
Sat 27 & Sun 28 Yearly Paddle Schedule Planning Meeting at Cottage McCrea . Here is a map Google map. Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
 
November
Sun 4
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 - 2 mi. RT -

[46/F1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kahana Stream

George Shoemaker 237-8992
geo_shoe(at)email.msn.com

Wed 7 - Tues 13
Paddle Rating: 4 (Off-Island)
   
Sun 11
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

Sun 18
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... - 3.5 mi R.T. -

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.

[37/E2]
Fly GoogleEarth to He'eia Pier

Kevin Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com

Tues 20 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation:  
Sun 25
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

Fr1 23 - Sun 25 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 2
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Ewa Beach to 'Tracks' - Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 9
Rating: medium hard
+
Mini 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. R.T. -

[28/E2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kailua Boat Ramp

Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com & Bill Murphy
bilym(at)hotmail.com

Sun 16
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
+
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 18
Merry Xmas
Annual Club Christmas/Hannukah/Solstice/Winter Break Party, 5:30 PM to 9:00 -

Sun 23    
Sun 30