2019 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

January to April 2019

(updated 2/10/19 )

 

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 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 6
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

[79/D2]

Bill Murphy 209-4199
bilym(at)hotmail.com

Tues 8 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
Thurs 10 - Tues 15
Paddle Rating: 4 (Off-Island)
Lana'i Crossing - Lahaina, Maui across the Lahaina Roads to Pi'ilani, Lana'i for 5 days of camping and hiking. Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 13
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
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

Sat 12 - Mon 14 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 Stan, either by phone or email. Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
Tues 15 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Pahonu Coleman will give a presentation about the Waimanalo Limu Hui and the efforts to restore edible native limu to the "Hawaii 5-0 Beach" (former Eve Anderson Estate) and rebuild the turtle pond there that has fallen apart over the years. President: Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 20
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

Sun 27
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Cash For Trash - A Club service project: Paddle up the Ka'elepulu Stream to Enchanted Lakes, picking up trash on the way back - different categories of trash win different cash prizes (categories will be announced by Gary).
Park whereever you can (the parks fill up by 9), meet in the stream "lagoon" next to the ocean, just mauka of the sandbar, at 9:00 AM.
No carpool. - 2 Mi. R.T.

[28/E1]

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

 
February
Sun 3
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
&
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
E-Z Glider to the Mokes & Super Bowl Sunday 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).  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 10
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Weed Out The Wimps & Watch Out The Whales: Makapu'u to Hawai`i Kai. CANCELLED due to high winds.

[22/E1]

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

Sat 16 - Mon 18 (Pres. 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 Stan, either by phone or email. Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.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
Fri 22 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]

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

Sun 24 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 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 3 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 10 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.- 4.5 Mi R.T.

[28/F2

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

Tues 12 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - Bob's Big Bear Restaurant, 1461 Dillingham Blvd., Honolulu 6:30 pm (Call for directions) Chairman:Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.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
Tues 19 Date to get individual campsite permits for Sand Island Rec. Area Google Map for Easter (April 19-20) See Div of State Parks State website for info. Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 31  
 
April
Sun 7 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

Sun 14 Keehi Lagoon Surfing & Island Clean-up - Launch from "Alan's Ramp" at 8:00 AM if you want to surf; volunteers for the cleanup effort can wait 'til 10:00 - everyone meets at "Blue Pool" (on Kahaka'aulana Island) at 10:30. Bring footwear (tennies), gloves and HD trash bags. La Mariana Sailing Club for lunchafterwards.
Very low tide at 8:05 AM.
- 1 Mi. R.T.

[5/D4]

Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.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
Fri 19 to Sun 21 Easter Weekend at Sand Island Park - Potluck and Paddling, races; some camping State Park Infoin individual sites. Gate hours: 7:00AM to 7:45 PM. Details TBA [6/D4]

Yes, But we're going to try it a little differently this time...

2019

Annual Easter Weekend Frolic

April 19 - 20

is at Sand Island State Recreational Area

Click here Google Map for maps and general Park information
Also please be aware that in order to stay 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 7:45 PM and reopen at 7:00 AM each day -

Fri 18

Arrive Sand Island Rec. Area anytime after 2:00 PM for camping. See map above and campsite map fly.

Please note: We will 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 on the south shore near the end of the road. The fee is $12 per site per night, allowed Fri & Sat nights only

Info: Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
 
 
Sat 19 Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium) Paddle: Sand Island to Ke'ehi Lagoon at 9:00 AM (No Carpool unless you don't want to paddle back.) - 4 Mi R.T. Ariel photo 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 camping area. 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.  Kevin Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com
Easter Bonfire - well, no, actually. Individual campfires are allowed, however, in the fire rings.  
 
Sun 20 Triple Trouble Races at 9:30 AM (team and relay races!) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
the Easter Egg Chase starts at 10:45 AM - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Potluck Barbeque, Easter Bonnet Contest and the Kayak Stuff Auction somewhere near the beach at 12:00 noon - - - and at 1:00 PM, the Prizes! The Prizes! Gary Budlong 737-8893 &
Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com

Sun 28 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