2021 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

September to December 2021

(updated 11/30/21)

 

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

Presently Hawaii is in Tier 4 of the State protocols, allowing us slightly larger groups (up to 10 people), but not the use of City & County facilities, nor is it considered safe to share carpools, except when everyone in the car has been fully vaccinated. Here is our version of carpool protocols.

So until further notice, please wear a mask at all times while on the beach (you may remove them once you launch) and maintain a distance of 6 feet (8 feet mo' bettah) between members.

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

As all County meeting halls and auditoriums are closed for the foreseeable future, all monthly Club meetings have been cancelled. Same for Steerage Meetings. They have been marked in gray.

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 5
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
HWK Intro To Kayaking - the class will be near the canoes at Duke Kahanamoku beach

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

Mon 6
(Labor Day)
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

Roughwater Swim - ?

Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 7 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - 7:00 PM at Paki Hale, via Zoom Chairperson:
Joe Hu 277-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 12
Paddle Rating: 3 Plus (Very Advanced)
Kaena Point - 8.5 mi.

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

Sun 19
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
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Heeia 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.
This is a carpool paddle! Everybody must be vaccinated or provide your own transport.
Cars will leave He'eia Kea at 9:00 AM - 6-7 mi.
Eileen Helmstetter
helmstetter(at)hawaii.rr.com
& Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Thurs 16 - Tues 21 Off-Island: Kauai Rivers > - CANCELLED Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Tues 21 Meeting - Location: - All meetings have been cancelled until further notice
Also - Nominations of Club Officers for 2021... umm, how're we going to do this, guys?...
Prez:
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 26
Rating: medium hard
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Hawaii Kai to Sans Souci (around Diamond Head) - 8.5 Mi. - Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
& Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
 
October
Sun 3
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 (2.4"!) is at 1:10 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 light trades 5-10kts, occasional unpredictable gusts, maybe small kine wind waves.2-1/2 mi. RT - Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sat 9 - Mon 11 (Discoverers' Day Weekend)  
Sun 10 Makapu'u around Rabbit Island (Mānana)- Postponed to the following week, on account of wind.

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Tues 12 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - 6:30 PM at Kapiolani Park across the street from Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu Chairman: Joe Hu 277-3600 (text)
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 17
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Makapu'u around Rabbit Island (Mānana) - 3 Mi. R.T Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 19 Meeting - All meetings have been cancelled until further notice
However - Election of Club Officers? Secret ballots, I guess...
Da Prez: TBA
Fri 22 - Sun 24 Papio Fishing Contest. - POSTPONED. New date TBA Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
& Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Fri 23 Happy Birthday, Earth! According to the finest and best Biblical scholars, the Earth (and the universe) is 6,024 years old today.
Sun 24
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Up the Creek - 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 Bill Murphy 209-4199
bilym(at)hotmail.com
Sun 31 .
 
November
Sun 7 Yearly Paddle Schedule Planning Meeting
10:00AM - 2:00PM. Stan McCrea's cottage at Malaekahana. Call for directions.
Chairman: Joe Hu 277-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 14
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.
This is a carpool paddle. State protocols may be rescinded by this date, but if you are uncomfortable sharing a carpool, please make your own arrangements for transportation.
The main group will be going outside the reef. If anybody wants to take the inside track, Steve will appoint a sub-leader. 6.5 Mi.

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

Tues 16 Meeting - All meetings have been cancelled until further notice But wait! There may be light at the end of the tunnel! Watch this space... Prez:
?
Sun 21
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 28    
 
December
Sun 5
   
Sun 12
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 19
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

Tues 21
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 (? well, maybe - call Steve first)
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! We already have two kayaks to sell off!
 
Sun 26
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Keehi Islets Tour -

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 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.