2018 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

May to August 2019

(updated 7/13/19 )

 

GREEN is the next scheduled paddle, BLUE is the next Club meeting, 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 tides and map references. Click on rating icon for explanation & details.

Date/
Rating
Event Leader
May
Sun 5
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Ewa Beach to 'Tracks' (Kahe) around Barbers' Point - 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

Sun 12 (Mothers' Day)  
Tues 14 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 19
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
He'eia Kea Pier to the Sandbar - 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 (?), so bring reefwalkers or tennies/tabies. And sunscreen...
No carpool - 5 Mi. R.T.

[37/E2]
Fly GoogleEarth to He'eia Kea

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

Tues 21 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Safety at Sea: in light of the recent 'incidents' involving kayakers around Oahu, Chalsa and Kevin have come up with a "Safety Quiz" that should spur discussion about dangerous behaviour and safety. Da Vice-Prez:
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sat 25 - Mon 27
(Memorial Day Weekend)
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 & Eileen Helmstetter
helmstetterm(at)hawaii.rr.com
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
 
June
Sun 2
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
E-Z-Glider: Hawaii Kai to Kahala - an easy inside-the-reef paddle down Oahu's Gold Coast to Waialae Beach Park. Meet at 'Dumpster Beach' (east side of the parking lot at Maunalua Bay boat ramp) at 8:30 AM for the carpool, launch about 9:30.
- 4 Mi.

[18 D/2]

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

Sun 9  
Sun 16
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
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

Tues 18 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Da Prez:
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 23
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
Sat 29
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Kahana Bay to Mālaekahana (Part one of a two-day paddle) - 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. - 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 30
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Mālaekahana to China Walls (Part Two of the previous paddle) -  Meet at 8:00 AM at "Little Mālaekahana" Beach Park; carpool at 8:30; launch at 9:00.  Can be windy and rough, but watch for the forecast.  - 9 mi.

[51/B4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Stan's beach house

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

 
July
Thurs 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 7
 

 

Tues 9 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
Sun 14
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Ke'ehi Lagoon to Moanalua Gardens: An easy paddle past the Keehi Lagoon Park (Veteran's Park), up the Moanalua Stream to the beautiful Moanalua Gardens. Bring lunch for a stop under the "Hitachi Tree" or next to the koi pond before returning via La Mariana Sailing Club for optional pupus and drinks. Meet at "Alan's Ramp" Picture of Alan's Ramp for a noon launch.
No carpool. Low tide at 8:00am, high tide at 2:00 pm - 5 Mi. R.T. -

[6/D1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Alan's Ramp

Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.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
Sun 21
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
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 21
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
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]

Norm Chun 277-6869
bluec239(at)msn.com

Sun 28
Rating: medium hard
+
“China Walls” (Pahipahi'ālua) to Hale’iwa with a stop for lunch at Waimea Bay. 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 (They call the Launch Point "Kawela Beach", which is the wrong name, but it's the right beach) - 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
 
August

Sun 4
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

Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 11
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
Sun 18
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)

Watch this space...

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

Fri 17 - Sun 19
(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 Stan, either by phone or email. Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
Tues 20 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
Sun 25 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 1/2 Mi. R.T. -

[28/F2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kailua Boat Ramp Fly GoogleEarth to the plane wreck

Cosette Harms 292-7007
cosettemt(at)gmail.com & Denny Conrad

Thurs 22 - Tues 27
Paddle Rating: 4 (Off-Island)
(Off-Island): Na Pali Coast?  
Sun 25    
 

 

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* Notes:

When given, map references (i.e. [22/D3] ) are the page number and grid coordinates of the launch point. References are to "Bryan's Sectional Maps of O'ahu", any recent edition.

Ratings & Liability:
Paddle ratings are for average weather and ocean conditions, and are often unscientifically assigned and 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.

Tides:
When tides differ by 2 feet or more, care should be taken while paddling in river mouths and near bay openings (such as Hawaii Kai and Pearl Harbor). Windward-coast tides are approx. 1-1/2 to 2 hrs earlier than Honolulu.
Jellyfish Watches:
for some reason beyond the human ken, local box jellyfish have been noted to swarm on the 9th to 11th days after each full moon.

Buttons:
An all-seeing eye indicates that an aerial photo of the area is available. Hover to see file size - some can be rather large. A blue globe will download a GMZ file, which you can open in a Google Earth window, if you have it installed on your computer (you should definitely have it - it's way cool, and it's free). A down-pointing arrow is a jump-link to a different place on the same page; an out-of-the-box arrow will take you to another page on this site; the same icon with a black border will take you off-site.

Meetings:
Monthly General Meetings are open to the public.
"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.

*As broadcast by Radio WBA on VHF weather channels 1 or 2, or announced the night before on commercial television.