2019 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

 

Date/
Rating
Event Leader
January
Sun 7
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.
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 for particulars. Distance depending on route and water level.
No carpool

4 mi RT [79/D1]

Bill Murphy
bilym(at)hotmail.com
Tues 9 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 14
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 13 - Mon 15
(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 16

Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: :"Wait For the West Wind": Bernie Kilonsky will discuss a voyage he made, as part of an experimental archeology project, on the Polynesian canoe Hokule'a

Da Prez: Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 21
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 (?), 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
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

Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
 
February
Sun 4
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 RampFly 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

Sun 11
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&Denny Conrad 206-851-0481 dennyconrad(at)hotmail.com
Sun 18      
Thurs 15 - Tues 20 Lana'i Crossing - ? Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com?
Sat 17 - Mon 19
(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
Tues 20 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: John Enomoto of Go Bananas fame will give a show-and-tell on kayak safety gear and other new candy for your ride Da Prez:
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 25
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
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.

4 mi RT [79/D1]
Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
 
March
Fri 2
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
Sun 4
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
Sun 11
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 & Denny Conrad
Tues 13 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 18

     
Tues 20 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Go Bananas owner John Enomoto will reprise his yearly Safety & Gear talk, since it got bumped by the appearance of special guest Tim Nemier last month. Thank you, John! Prez: Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com

Yes, we're going to try this again...

2018

Annual Easter Weekend Frolic

Mar 23-25

(Okay, so it's not the actual Easter date, but...)

 

Click here Go To for maps and general Park information
Also please be aware there has been a slight bureaucratic change in sign-in procedure, to keep us in compliance with our insurance policies: Any participant or guest who is not a member of the ACA must sign a waiver and pay a $5.00 Event Fee
- Park gates close at 8:00 PM and reopen at 7:00 AM each day -

Fri 23

Arrive Kualoa BP Area 'A' anytime after noon for family camping. See mapfly.

Please note: We are in the SMALLl GROUP CAMPSITE this year (next to the Canoe Hale/Big White Tent)! We still need "individual" campsites, otherwise space will be EXTREMELY LIMITED. If you want to help reserve, contact one of the folks below and make arrangements. The campsites are to the south near the last fire circle.

Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Bill Murphy
bilym(at)hotmail.com

 

Sat 24 Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium) Paddle: Kualoa to Kahana at 9:00 AM (Carpool leaves at 8:00 prompt!) - because of very low tides, there will not be an Inside-The-Reef paddle. 8 mi. Tim Sawyer 330-1108
sawyer(at)hawaii.rr.com
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy) to Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium) ACA Kayaking Skills workshops, 2:30 to about 5:00 PM, assemble in front of the Main (kitchen) Building. Basic kayaking skills will be taught including kayak safety checklists, kayak survival skills, paddling techniques, and capsize recovery.  Kayakers of all skill levels invited to learn, sharpen or share their kayaking skills.  Bring your own kayak, paddle, shoes or tabis, and life vest.  On-land session will be followed by an on-the-water session to Chinaman’s Hat.  Kevin Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com

Easter Bonfire & Marshmallow Roast, as soon as it's dark, at Kualoa Beach Park

If you have a tree to donate, please give Rob a call.

Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com

 

Sun 25 Triple Trouble Races at 9:30 AM (team and relay races!) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Stan Dalbec 422-0612
the Easter Egg Chase starts at 10:45 AM - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Joe Hu, et al.
Potluck Barbeque, Easter Bonnet Contest and the Kayak Stuff Auction in front of the canoes (near the beach) at 12:00 noon - - - and at 1:00 PM, the Prizes! The Prizes! Gary Budlong 737-8893
 
April
Sun 1
Paddle Rating: 3 Plus (Very Advanced)
+

Sailathon: Kahala to Ewa Beach

Postponed to April 29

17 mi.
[14/A2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Sans Souci beach
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 8
Paddle Rating: 3 Plus (Very 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 rampAerial of Big Kahuna course
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: Prez: Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 22
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. Bring footwear (tennies), gloves and HD trash bags. La Mariana Sailing Club for lunchafterwards.
Very low tide at 8:05 AM.

1 mi. RT [5/D4] Fly GoogleEarth to Alan's RampAerial view of Alan's Ramp & Keehi Lagoon

Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com

Sun 29

Paddle Rating: 3 Plus (Very Advanced)
+

Sailathon: Kahala to Ewa Beach (Waikiki to Wai'anae) - a loooong paddle, for sure! 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 Kahala Beach (Waiala'e Beach Park) no later than 8:00 AM for a long carpool.17 mi.
[14/A2] Fly GoogleEarth to Sans Souci beach
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
 
May
Sun 6
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 8 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 13
(Mothers' Day)
   
Tues 15 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Dr. Spring Golden, dermatologist, will talk about a subject we should all be paying more attention to - how the sun affects us. Da Prez: Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 20
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

He'eia Kea Pier to the Sandbar - 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 (?), 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

Sat 26 - Mon 28
(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 3
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

Thurs 7 - Mon 1 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 & Eileen Helmstetter
helmstetter(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 10
Paddle Rating: 3 Plus (Very 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
Sat 16
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 19 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Kyle Tokuda, from C&C's Storm Water Quality Branch will speak about storm water runoff and ocean pollution, and how it affects our near-shore kayaking. Da Prez:
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 24
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Keehi Lagoon Surfing & Kahaka'aulana 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" on Kahaka'aulana 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...>

2 Mi. R.T. (island)

Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)lava.net

Sat 30
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Kahana Bay to Mālaekahana (Part one of a two-day paddle)- 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. 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
 
July
Sun 1
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Mālaekahana to China Walls (Part Two of the previous paddle) -  Meet at 8:00 AM at "Little Mālaekahana" Beach Park; carpool at 8:30; launch at 9:00.  Could be windy and rough, but so far the forecast is good.  9 mi.

[51/B4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Stan's beach house

Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com

Wed 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 8
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" Picture of 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

Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
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)
Kualoa Sail & Snorkel Day - Play day in the Bay. Keiki welcome. Kites & sails encouraged, for fishing or just cruising. Park at the lot closest to Mo'oli'i Point (near the old restrooms opposite Chinaman's Hat) and bring stuff for a BBQ or just lunch. Meet at 8:30 (ish).


[18/D2]
Fly GoogleEarth to "Dumpster Beach"

Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Tues 17 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: : "Paddling The River of Wine" (no, no, it's actually about kayaking!) - Chuck & Jean Ehrhorn will give a slide show aout their recent river paddling adventure on the Douro River in Portugal. Prez: Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 22
Rating: medium hard
+
“China Walls” (Pahipahi'ālua) to Hale’iwa with a stop for lunch at Waimea Bay. 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 (They call the Launch Point "Kawela Beach", which is the wrong name, but it's the right beach) - 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 29
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Old Pokai Bay Beach Park toMākuaBeach - 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

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

Sun 5
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)

POSTPONED

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 12
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
Sun 19

Bobbi & Norm in the very first RegattaWindbag Regatta - Has been POSTPONED to Monday Sept 3 (Labor Day)

 

Fri 17 - Sun 19
(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
Tues 21 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Cosette Harms will be showing a "film" from 1946 - sailing around the Pacific with her family aboard the sailing ship Mokulua. Prez: Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 26 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 & Denny Conrad

Thurs 23 - Tues 28
Paddle Rating: 4 (Off-Island)
(Off-Island): Na Pali Coast?  

Sun 26
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

   
 
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. -

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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
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Hawaii Kai to Sans Souci (around Diamond Head) Carpool leaves Dumpster Beach at 8:30 AM. - 8.5 Mi. -

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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. -

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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

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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: Myron Honda from the HDOH Clean Water Branch will speak about the State's monitoring and notification system and process. 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 -

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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.
Sun 28 Yearly Paddle Schedule Planning Meeting at Bob's Big Bear Restaurant, 1461 Dilligham Blvd, Honolulu. 10:00AM - 2:00PM. Here is a 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 -

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Fly GoogleEarth to Kahana Stream

George Shoemaker
1 (907) 304-1247
geo_shoe(at)email.msn.com

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) -

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Fly GoogleEarth to Kahana Stream

George Shoemaker
1 (907) 304-1247
geo_shoe(at)email.msn.com

Sun 18
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
 
Tues 20 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Vice-Prez: Rusty Lillico
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 -

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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 Stan with your tally at the end of the day. Norm Chun 277-6869
bluec239(at)msn.com
 
December
Sun 2
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
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.

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Fly GoogleEarth to He'eia Pier

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

Sun 9
Rating: medium hard
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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. -

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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)
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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 18
Merry Xmas
Annual Club Christmas/Hannukah/Solstice/Makahiki/Winter Break Party, 5:30 PM to 9:00 - Hawaii Trail & Mountain Club (HTMC) Clubhouse, Waimanalo

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