2022 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

May to August 2022

(updated 8/10/2022)

 

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

All County meeting halls and auditoriums are now open to the public again, so all our monthly Club meetings will be held at Paki Hale as before. Steerage Meetings will be held in the same hale, on the second Tuesday of every second month.

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
May
Sun 1
Rating: medium hard
+
Mākua Bay - Cancelled.

[117/C4]
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com

Sun 8
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Mothers' Day Kualoa Campground is on a Roll- Meet at Kualoa Regional Park at 10:00am (high tide 10:05) for an introduction to the Esquimau Roll, hosted by Stan (High Roller) Dalbec. Intended as a primer and practice for the upcoming Club trip to Puget Sound, it is open to any member who wants to gain a knowledge. Stan wll provide a sit-inside for the lessons, if you have one yourself, or a SOT with rollover knee straps, feel free to bring it. Bring beverages, sunscreen, reef shoes, and a snack for chillin'. A group of Club members will be camping from Sat on, feel free to join them, and there is sure to be a potluck at some point... - [6/D1]
Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 10 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting at Paki Hale - 7:00 PM. Open to all members, Call Joe if you want to attend. Chrmn: Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 15
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Leis and Lanterns - A farewell to Cynthia Rajani, a friend and intrepid kayaker who recently passed away. Meet at the Kailua Boat Ramp at 5:00 pm for an after-dark event. Lanterns will be provided by Cynthia's family, bring your own leis (sans strings, of course, and we'll figure out how far out we go, depending on the weather. Bring a flashlight, plus any comestibles and/or libations you'd like.
PLUS a special treat: there is a partial lunar eclipse happening, should result in a red moonrise!

[28/E2]

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

Tues 17 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu
Presentation: Slides and a talk by Denny, Nikko & Chalsa about the upcoming plans for paddling the San Juan Islands!
Prez: Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 22

Sun 29 (Memorial Day Weekend) Possible off-island paddle (Circle Lana'i?)

 

 
June
Sun 5
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
E-Z-Glider: Rabbit Island - 2 Mi. RT

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

Sun 12
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Tracks to Pōka'i Bay - A leisurely paddle along the Leeward coast. With a little luck we'll have a dolphin escort for part of the journey.
Meet at Tracks Beach Park at 8:00 for an 8:30 carpool. Bring lunch for a post-paddle picnic at Pōka'i Bay Beach Park.
This is a carpool paddle. - 8 mi.

[105/D4]
Terry Shimabukuro
gobows58(at)gmail.com

Sun 19
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
The Hapa Kahuna (Moku Manu): - A shortened version of the Big Kahuna: Kapoho Point to Mokumanu and back. Stops at Mōkōlea Rock & Mokumanu cave (The latter is dependent on no live-fire exercises at Mokapu Range). Meet at the Kaimalino St beach access at 8:30 for a 9:00 AM launch. - 9 Mi. R.T.

[27/A3]

Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
&
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com

Sat 25
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Kahana Bay to Mālaekahana
Meet at the small parking lot (at the Ka'a'awa end of the beach) at 8:30 to leave for the carpool to Mālaekahana SRA (opposite Goat Island) at 9:00. - 10 Mi.

[46/F2]

Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
& Tim Sawyer 330-1108
sawyer(at)hawaii.rr.com

Sun 26
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Mālaekahana to 'China Walls' (Pahipahi'ālua)
This is a carpool paddle. - 10 Mi.

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

Tues 28 Meeting - Location: A new venue ! Aiea Public Library 99-374 Pohai Place, Aiea
Please note this is the NEW Aiea Library (for those old enough to remember when we met there, long time gone now - it's not there!)
Prez:
Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
 
July
Sun 3
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Fourth of July

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

Sun 10
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
He'eia Kea Pier to the Sandbar -

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

Tues 12 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - 7:00 PM. Paki Hale. Call Joe if you want to play. Chrmn: Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 17
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Hale'iwa to Laniākea - 4 mi.RT - Cancelled [61/F2]
Norm Chun 277-6869
bluec239(at)msn.com
Tues 19 Meeting - Location: back to Paki Hale 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu Prez:
Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 24
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
“China Walls” (Pahipahi'ālua) to Hale’iwa with a snack stop at Waimea Bay. Carpool leaves at 9:00am
This is a carpool paddle.

[56/D1]
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com

Sun 31
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Hale'iwa to 'Runway Beach' (Mokule'ia Army Beach) - Carpool leaves Hale'iwa BP (War Memorial) at 8:30 - 8 Mi.  [61/F2]
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
 
August
Sun 7
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Bobbi & Norm in the very first Regatta

Windbag Regatta - 5 Mi. -

POSTPONED

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

Sun 14
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Mangrove Mosey - Leisurely (wind permitting) paddle around East Kaneohe Bay, eventually ending up at KMCBH marina boat shed for snacks, then heading out to the flotilla anchored off Coconut Island, from whence to witness the return of the Blue Angels Airshow to Kaneohe Bay.
Meet at Kaneohe Beach Park (end of Waikalua Rd) at 9:00 AM - 5 Mi. No carpool. Bring an anchor, if you have one. Some people have showed an interest in watching the show from "Coral Island" on the west side of Coconut. The rest will find a spot to raft up on the east side, where most of the sailboats will be.

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

Tues 16 Meeting - Location: Kaimuki Public Library 1041 Koko Head Ave, Honolulu Google Maps
Presentation: Randy Kennedy will host a talk about the Haiku Stairs, aka "Stairway to Heaven". Join The Friends of Haiku Stairs for an informative evening about this historic “trail” and the efforts they are making to try to preserve it. They will discuss the controversy surrounding this hike along with what led to the current situation. Learn about their efforts to stop the stairs from being dismantled and how you can get involved.
Prez:
Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 21
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Ewa Beach to 'Tracks' (Kahe) around Barbers' Point -
This is a carpool paddle. 13 mi.

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

Sun 28
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Old Pokai Bay Beach Park to Mākua Beach -
This is a carpool paddle. 6.5 mi.

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