2022 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

September to December 2022

(updated 11/15/2022)

  

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

Events that are highlighted in this color still need the Leader to modify the paddle to remove the need for a carpool. If they don't do so in time, the event is considered cancelled

Stay healthy.

Unless stated otherwise, all groups should be assembled at the start point by 0900, and launched by 0915 at the latest.
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.

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Date Event Location/Leader
September
Sun 4
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Kayaking Skills Clinic - ACA-certified instruction of basic ocean kayaking skills, free for all Club members.
Pre-registration required. Contact leader by 12pm Saturday (9.3.22) to register. Leader reserves the right to cancel the class if insufficient registration.
Meet 8:00 AM at Duke Kahanamoku Beach (near old heliport)
Bring kayak, life jacket, and other basic paddling gear.
Kevin Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com
Mon 5
(Labor Day)
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Roughwater Swim - Volunteers needed for water-safety duty during the event. T-shirt and lunch provided Eileen Helmstetter
helmstetterm(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 11
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Tues 13 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - 7:00 PM at Paki Hale Chairperson:
Joe Hu 277-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 18
Paddle Rating: 3 Plus (Very Advanced)
Ka'ena Point - Meet at “Runway Beach" (just beyond the west end of Dillingham Airfield) at 8 AM, carpool leaves at 8:30. Launch by 10:30 AM?
Please let Stan know by Sat morning if you plan to attend, as carpooling requires some consideration. If there is not sufficient interest, he can offer a round-trip “Hapa Kaena” paddle to the point from Mākua and back. - 8.5 mi. [121/C2]

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

Tues 20 Meeting - Location: - Kaimuki Public Library
Renee K. Wallace Silberstein, Boating Safety Education Specialist with the DoBOR branch of the Dept of Land & Nat. Resources (DLNR) and Lyle Amine from the Coast Guard Auxiliary will discuss boating and water safety, with special attention to the Keiki Water Safety laws and other paddle-safe programs
Also - Nominations of Club Officers for 2023
Prez:
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Fri 23 - Sun 25 Hui Wa'a Papio Fishing Tournament Kualoa SRA, Small Group Campsite (Big White Tent)
Camp out on Friday, fishing starts on Sat morning, continues on Sunday, with awards on Sun afternoon. Will combine ending festivities with arrival of paddlers from the He'eia Kea group (see below)
Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
& Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 25
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
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He'eia Kea to Kualoa Park (Chinaman's Hat) - Possibly two routes here: Rusty will take the longer, leisurely path along the coastline, peeking into people's back yards, while Eileen will lead a quicker more traditional paddle along the edge of Ahu O Laka, Turtletown, & across the main channel to Kualoa Park. Either way, we all end up at Campground 'A' in time for the Fishing Awards (see above)
Meet at 7:30 AM, cars will leave He'eia Kea at 8:00, launch about 9:00.
This is a carpool paddle. - 6-7 mi. [37/E2]
Eileen Helmstetter
helmstetter(at)hawaii.rr.com
& Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
 
October
Sat 1 Double Roughwater Swim Volunteers needed to provide safety escorts for individual swimmers in the return of this annual contest. Commemerative T-shirt and buffet lunch at the OCC provided for volunteers. Eileen Helmstetter
helmstetter(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 2
Rating: medium hard
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Hawaii Kai to Sans Souci (around Diamond Head). Meet at "Dumpster Beach" (Maunalua Bay Beach Park) at 8:30
This is a carpool paddle. - 8.5 Mi. - [18/D3]
Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
& Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com/td>
Sun 9
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Turtletown Tour -The group should meet at Kahalu'u Boat Ramp about 9:00 for a 9:30 launch. Bring mask, fins, snorkel (MFS), beverage and plenty sunscreen. High tide is at 2:04 pm, so water will be 4-5 feet deep over the coral - good time to practice your self-rescue skills 🙂 Wind is forecast to be very light trades maybe 5kts, no gusts, maybe small kine wind waves. Low tide at 8:00am 2-1/2 mi. RT - [36/B2] Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 16
(Discoverers' Day)
Paddle Rating: 2 (medium hard)
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.

There is also a map of the WBR Course Aerial view of the race course - 5 Mi.[18/D3]

Kevin "Windbag" Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com
Tues 18 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu
SAVE A LIFE SAVE YOURSELF

Kayak Safety Guidelines for Club Paddles, Presented by Joe Hu

The club will review our club paddling procedures for paddle leaders and individual kayakers to make for a safe and enjoyable paddle and which are requested by Hui Waa Kaukahi and the American Canoe Association to qualify for liability protection under their risk management and insurance programs.

Also: Election of Club Officers - Nominations still being accepted
Da Prez: TBA
Sun 23
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Up the Creek (George Shoemaker Memorial Paddle) - Meet at 9:00 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 Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Fri 28 Happy Birthday, Earth! According to the finest and best Biblical scholars, the Earth (and the universe) is 6,025 years old today.
Sun 30 ... ...
 
November
Sun 6
Paddle Rating: 2 (medium hard)

Kualoa to Kahana Bay - Meet at the easternmost parking lot (at the far end of the main road, closest to Chinaman's Hat) at 8:00am and prepare for an 8:30 carpool. Bring your wheels or cart for the schlep across the field to the water.
The main group will be going outside the reef. If anybody wants to take the inside track, Steve will appoint a sub-leader.
This is a carpool paddle. - 6.5 Mi.

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

Tues 15 Meeting Location: - Location Paki Hale "San Juan Islands: Afoot and Afloat, Part I" The Conrads et. al. will relate their recent adventures on the recent Club trip to Puget Sound and the Islands
(Part II will be in Jan.)
Prez:
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 20
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
EZ Glider: Kaiaka Bay and Adjacent Streams - Meet at Kaiaka State Rec Area on the west side (near Mushroom Rock) at 9:00 for a 9:30 launch up one or both of the streams. Tide is unfortunately low, so bring tabies or reef walkers. 4 mi. RT

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

Sun 27    
 
December
Sat 3 Yearly Paddle Schedule Planning Meeting
10:00AM - 2:00PM. Steve Harris' house at ... ?. Call for directions.
"Lunch will be paid for by Club"- Joe Hu
Chairman: Joe Hu 277-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 4
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Makai Pier to Nico's (Aikahi Pali Palms) - Mostly inside the reef paddle across Waimanalo and Kailua Bays. Carpool leaves the Pier at 8:30 - 9.5 Mi.

[22/E1]

Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 11
Rating: medium hard
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Mini Kahuna: Kailua Boat Ramp to Moku Manu & back - Meet at Kailua Boat Ramp at 8:00 for an 8:30 launch. Depending on ocean conditions, we may turn around at Mokolea Rock or keep going to Moku Manu. 10.5 mi. R.T.

[28/F2]

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

Sun 18
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Keehi Islets Tour -

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

Tues 20
Merry Xmas
Annual Club Christmas/Hannukah/Solstice/Makahiki/Winter Break Party at Hawaii Trail & Mountain Club (HTMC) clubhouse, 41-023 Pu'uone St, Waimanalo. See map 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM -
Due to Covid restrictions, the party will be held in the Pavillion in the yard, but there will be access to the main room upstairs in case of rain or snow. The usual festivities beckon: Potluck dinner, Gift Exchange Melee, Photo Contest and video Contest
Also, this year there will be an auction with proceeds to go to the Club tresury. Bring kayak-related items to donate to the fun. Clean out your garage!
 
Sun 25
Christmas Day)
   

 

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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 second 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.