2017 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

May to August 2017

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 tides and map references. Click on rating icon for explanation & details.

Date/
Rating
Event Location
& Notes
See General Notes
Leader
May
Tues 2 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 7      
Sun 14
(Mothers' Day)
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Ewa Beach to 'Tracks' (Kahe) around Barbers' Point (Ka Lae Loa) - 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 16 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Gary Budlong dusts off some of his old slides (yes, really! The physical type!) and will give a show about one of our old paddles, (provided he can find a projector that still works, of course). As with everything Gary, anything can happen, but it will be fun! Da Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sun 21
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

He'eia Kea Pier to Kapapa Island - 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 10:15AM, so bring reefwalkers or tennies/tabies. And sunscreen...
No carpool

5 Mi. R.T.
[37/E2]
Fly GoogleEarth to He'eia Kea
Denny & Nikko Conrad
Sun 28      
Sat 27 - Mon 29
(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 4
   
Fri 9
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
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
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Thurs 8 - Tues 13
Paddle Rating: 4 (Off-Island)
(Off-Island) Na Pali Coast Randy Kennedy & Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 11
     
Sat 17
Hokulea Homecoming - Magic Island - If you want to particpate, try going early (like 5:30 AM) and launching from the Ala Wai Clubhouse dock (same place as 4th of July launch)

2 mi. RT
[12/C1]
Zoom in Google Earth

 

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Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Tues 20 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Debbie Wheeler takes a break from the hectic life of Lana'i to give us a slideshow of her recent adventures in the Pacific Da Prez:
Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sat 24
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
Sun 25
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Keehi Lagoon Island Tour POSTPONED   Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)lava.net
Sun 25 Roughwater Swim Volunteer Brunch - 10:00 AM at the Outrigger CC   Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
 
July
Sat 1
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
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Kahana Bay to Mālaekahana - 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. There will be an apres-paddle gathering at Stan's beach house, and those planning on the next day's paddle may be able to arrange to sleep over if they wish - call Stan to make arrangements 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
Sun 2
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Mālaekahana to China Walls -  Meet at 8:00 AM at Stan's House; carpool at 8:30; launch at 9:00.  Could be windy and rough.  Call Stan in advance to prequalify and ask for directions. 9 mi.
[51/B4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Stan's beach house
Map
Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
Tues 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 9
Paddle Rating: 3 (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
Tues 11 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 16
Paddle Rating: 2 Plus (Medium Hard)
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South Shore Sail: Hawaii Kai to Ke'ehi (around Diamond Head) Carpool leaves Dumpster Beach at 8:30 AM. launch upon return (about 10:00). Kites & sails encouraged... 8.5 Mi.
[18/D2]
Fly GoogleEarth to "Dumpster Beach"
Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Tues 18 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sun 23
Rating: medium hard
+
“China Walls” (Pahipahi'ālua) to Hale’iwa with a stop for lunch at Waimea Bay, or maybe Jocko's. 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
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 30
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
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
 
August
Sun 6
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.
[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 13
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
Tues 15

Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Angela from NOAA will give the third in their series of marine-mammal talks, this time about monk seals

Da Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sun 20
Paddle Rating: 3 Plus (Very Advanced)
+
Kaena Point - Runway Beach (Mokuleia Army Beach ) to Yokohama (Ke'awa'ula) - loooong carpool 8.5 mi.
[121/C2]
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Fri 18 - Sun 20
(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
Thurs 26 - Tues 31
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

Sun 27
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
There is also a map of the WBR Course Aerial view of the race course
5 Mi.
[18/D2]
Fly GoogleEarth to the start point
Kevin Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com