2020 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

January to April 2020

(updated 11/6/19 )

 

GREEN is the next scheduled paddle, BLUE is the next Club meeting, YELLOW is a Special Event, GRAY is history
THIS COLOR denotes a Saturday or other weekday 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.
The Trip Leader has final say as to whether any individual paddler may join the group, based on the Leader's assessment of that individual's skill, equipment and/or preparation, in light of the ocean conditions of the day.
See bottom of calendar for explanation of map references. Click on rating icon for explanation & details of ratings.

Date Event Location/Leader
January
Sun 5
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Lake Wilson - Meet at the Walker Avenue 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 - 2 Mi. R.T. -

[79/D2]

Bill Murphy 209-4199
bilym(at)hotmail.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.  - 2 Mi. R.T.

[12/D1]

Gary Budlong 737-8893

Sun 12
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

[51/B4]

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

Tues 14 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - 7:00 PM at Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map Map to Paki Hale) Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 19
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
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]

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: Prez: Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Fri 15 - Tues 21
Paddle Rating: 4 (Off-Island)
(MLK Weekend) Lana'i Crossing - Lahaina, Maui across the Lahaina Roads to Pi'ilani, Lana'i for 5 days of camping and paddling.

Randy Kennedy
235-5838
rkennedy52(at)hawaii.rr.com

Sun 19  

Sat 25
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)

(E-Z Glider) - TBA

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

 
February
Sun 2
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Super Bowl Sunday! - E-Z Glider to the Mokes & 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) Rating: medium hard+
If you are LESS adventurous, you can launch from the beach access in Lanikai at the bottom of Poipu St. Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
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. R.T.

[28/E2]

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 9
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]

Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
&
Denny Conrad
206-851-0481 dennyconrad(at)hotmail.com

Sat 14 - Mon 17 (Presidents' Day)  
Tues 18 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 23
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
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.  - 8 Mi.

Because occasionally 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.

[79/D1]

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

 
March
Sun 1
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
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]

Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com

Sun 8
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]

Cosette Harms 292-7007
cosettemt(at)gmail.com
&
Denny Conrad
206-851-0481 dennyconrad(at)hotmail.com

Tues 10 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - 7:00 PM at Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map Map to Paki Hale) Chairman:Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 15
Paddle Rating: 3 Plus (Very Advanced)
+

South Shore 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]

Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.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
   
Fri 27 Date to get individual campsite permits for Easter (April 10-12) See Div of State Parks State website for info. Bill Murphy 209-4199
bilym(at)hotmail.com
Sun 29
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Rabbit Island - Out and around the iconic Windward landmark (seamark?), with a visit to Black Island (Kāohikaipu) on the way back. Landing anywhere on the island is prohibited, but there is an excellent surfing grounds on the west side. Meet at the Makai Pier at 9:00 - 3-1/2 Mi. R.T. -

[22/E1]

Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
 
April
Wed 1 Date to call for Kualoa Campground Small Area for the Papio Tournament (Oct 23-25). Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
Sun 5
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]

Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
&
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com

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

2020

Annual Easter Weekend Frolic

April 10-12

At Kualoa!

 

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 10

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

Please note: We are in the SMALL 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 11 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

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

 

Sun 12 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

Sun 19
(Earth Day) Malama Ka Hāmākua- New service project: Under a grant from Matson Navigation Co., a dumpster will be provided and the Club can make some money by picking up the rubbish floating around in the Hāmākua Wetlands Reserve in Kailua, (between Windward Boats and the Hāmākua Bridge). Details TBA

[27/F3]

Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
&
Randy Kennedy
&
Eileen Helmstetter
helmstetterm(at)hawaii.rr.com

Tues 21 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
Sat 25
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Flat Island (Popoi'a) - Meet at Kailua Boat Ramp at 9:00 for an easy paddle out to the island. Be careful of stepping on seabird burrows! Some surfing on both sides of the rock - 1 Mi. R.T.-

[28/E2]

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

 

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OTHER NOTES:

Paddle ratings are for average weather and ocean conditions, and are unscientifically assigned and often arbitrary. It is up to each individual to assess the conditions prior to the time of launch in the light of their own experience and ability, and decide whether to go or not. If you decide to go, you must sign the trip roster and read the waiver. No signee, no kayakee. In the event of a Small Craft Advisory (SCA) or higher wind warning*, the Club-sponsored paddle is officially cancelled. Trip leaders should download a copy of the release/waiver by clicking here for a PDF file you can print.

*As broadcast by Radio WBA on UHF weather channels 1 or 2, or announced the night before on commercial television.

"Steerage Board" meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every second month, except where otherwise noted, at the location given in the schedule. These meetings are for the Officers and Advisory Board members to discuss business and decide future activities for the Club, and they are open to any Club member in good standing who has a Club-related issue to be dealt with outside the forum of the General Meetings. Talk to any Club Officer for details, an agenda, or location directions.