2020 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

May to August 2020

(updated 11/1/19 )

 

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 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
May
Sun 3
Rating: medium hard
+

Ewa Beach to 'Tracks' (Kahe) around Barbers' Point - Carpool leaves Ewa BP at 8::00, launch at 9:15. - 13 mi.

[105/E4]

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

Sun 10 (Mothers' Day)  
Tues 12
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 17
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 9:00 AM 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 19 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
Thurs 21 - Tues 26
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
&
Eileen Helmstetter
helmstetterm(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 24
(Memorial Day Weekend)

Sun 31
 

 

 
June
Sun 7
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Keehi Surfing - Meet at "Alan's Ramp"

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

Sun 14
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
E-Z-Glider: Hawaii Kai to Kahala - an easy inside-the-reef paddle down Oahu's Gold Coast to Waialae Beach Park. Meet at 'Dumpster Beach' (east side of the parking lot at Maunalua Bay boat ramp) at 8:30 AM for the carpool, launch about 9:30.
- 4 Mi.

[18 D/2]

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

Tues 16 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 21
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
Sat 27
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]

Map available

Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
&
Tim Sawyer 330-1108
sawyer(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 28
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.  Can be windy and rough, but watch for the forecast.  - 9 mi.

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

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

 
July
Sat 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 5
 

Sun 12
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
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]

Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 14
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 19
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. - 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: Prez:
Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 26
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
“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
 
August
Sun 2
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

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

 

Sun 9
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 16
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Dolphin Quest: Mākua to Ka'ena and Back - Meet at the north end of Mākua Beach at 8:30 AM. No carpool. - 9 mi. RT -

[117/C4]

Eileen Helmstetter
helmstetterm(at)hawaii.rr.com
&
Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
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: 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]

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

Sun 30    
 

 

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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.