2020 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

September to December

(updated 11/16/20 )

 

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.

Date/
Rating
Event Leader
September
Sun 6
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, $10 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 7
(Labor Day)
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). - Cancelled?

[12/D1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Duke Kahanamoku Beach

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

Tues 8 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - 7:00 PM at Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map Map to Paki Hale) Chairperson:
Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 13
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 15 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 2021
Prez:
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Thurs 17 - Tues 22
Paddle Rating: 4 (Off-Island)
Off-Island: Kauai Rivers (Tentative) Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sun 20
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Heeia Kea to Kualoa Park (Chinaman's Hat) - Meet at the canoe hale by the entrance to the State 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]

Eileen Helmstetter
helmstetter(at)hawaii.rr.com
&
Norm Chun 277-6869
bluec239(at)msn.com
&
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com

Sun 27
Rating: medium hard
+
Hawaii Kai to Sans Souci (around Diamond Head) Carpool leaves Dumpster Beach at 8:30 AM. - 8.5 Mi. -

[18/D2]
Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
&
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com

Sun 29
 

 

 
October
Thurs 1 Day to call for Easter Reservations at Kualoa (April 2-4, 2021)  
Sun 4
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]

Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com

Sat 10 - Mon 12
(Discoverers' Day)
Sun 11
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)

Makapu'u around Rabbit Island (Mānana) Meet at Makai Pier (left side) at 9:30 AM - 3 Mi. R.T.

[22/E1]

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

Sun 18
 

 

Tues 20

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

Cancelled

Da Prez: TBA
Fri 23 Happy Birthday, Earth! According to the finest and best Biblical scholars, the Earth (and the universe) is 6,023 years old today.
Fri 23 - Sun 25 Papio Fishing Contest.  (Here are the official rules) 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. Individual campsites may have also been reserved and may be available for sharing.  If you can't remember where Campground 'A' is, here's a Google Map. 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.

[42/A3]

Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
&
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com

 
November
Sun 1 Yearly Paddle Schedule Planning Meeting
possibly via Zoom. 10:00AM - 2:00PM.
Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 8
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)

Up the Creek - This year, without the perhaps necessary preceding clean-out party. Meet at 9:30 at the small makai parking lot, paddle will launch in the bay and circle around into the river mouth. There is a map here map link

George Shoemaker has offered his house in Ka'a'awa for an after-paddle chill-out. BYO drinks, pupus (and masks), call 907-304-1247 for directions.

[46/F2]

Bill Murphy 209-4199
bilym(at)hotmail.com
& Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com

Sun 15
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)

Ke'ehi Lagoon Picnic Paddle - Alan's Ramp out to the islet closest to the Reef Runway (Moku'oeo Islet, past Blue Pool), hang out for snacks, maybe a little surfing, some exploring... "Short and Sweet", says Steve. Meet at 10:00 for a 10:30 launch - 2 Mi. RT

[105/E4]

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: TBA - Probably Cancelled Prez:
?
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]

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

Sun 29    
 
December
Sun 6
Open for suggestions...

Sun 13
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]

Tim Sawyer 330-1108
sawyer(at)hawaii.rr.com
&
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com

Tues 15
Merry Xmas
Annual Club Christmas/Hannukah/Solstice/Makahiki/Winter Break Party, 5:30 PM to 9:00 - maybe...
Sun 20
Rating: medium hard
+
Makai Pier to Nico's (Aikahi Pali Palms) - A new paddle this year: Across both Waimanalo and Kailua Bays, and up the Kainui Canal to have lunch at Nico's Fishmarket in Pali Palms Center. Carpool leaves Makai Pier at 8:30 AM - 9.5 Mi. -

[22/E1]

Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 27
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Keehi Islets Tour - Start at "Alan's Ramp" and cruise around what was left of historic Mokauea fishing village after they dug the seaplane runway thru it. Lots of mangroves, a few old bunkers, interesting seldom-visited areas of Ke'ehi Lagoon

[6/D1]

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