2018 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

May to August 2018

(updated 7/13/18 )

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 6
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 BeachSteve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Tues 8 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 13
(Mothers' Day)
   
Tues 15 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Dr. Spring Golden, dermatologist, will talk about a subject we should all be paying more attention to - how the sun affects us. Da Prez: Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 20
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 KeaRusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sat 26 - Mon 28
(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 3
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 BeachSteve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com

Thurs 7 - Mon 1 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
helmstetter(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 10
Paddle Rating: 3 Plus (Very 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
Sat 16
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
Tues 19 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Kyle Tokuda, from C&C's Storm Water Quality Branch will speak about storm water runoff and ocean pollution, and how it affects our near-shore kayaking. Da Prez:
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 24
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Keehi Lagoon Surfing & Kahaka'aulana 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 at 10:30. A grill will be provided for a barbeque potluck lunch, bring something to share. Also bring footwear (tennies), gloves and HD trash bags. Lunch location to be determined...>

2 Mi. R.T. (island)

Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)lava.net

Sat 30
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
 
July
Sun 1
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.  Could be windy and rough, but so far the forecast is good.  9 mi.

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

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

Wed 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 8
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 10 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 15
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Kualoa Sail & Snorkel Day - Play day in the Bay. Keiki welcome. Kites & sails encouraged, for fishing or just cruising. Park at the lot closest to Mo'oli'i Point (near the old restrooms opposite Chinaman's Hat) and bring stuff for a BBQ or just lunch. Meet at 8:30 (ish).


[18/D2]
Fly GoogleEarth to "Dumpster Beach"

Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Tues 17 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: : "Paddling The River of Wine" (no, no, it's actually about kayaking!) - Chuck & Jean Ehrhorn will give a slide show aout their recent river paddling adventure on the Douro River in Portugal. Prez: Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 22
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
Sun 29
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
 
August
Sun 5
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 12
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 19
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. Here is an Entry Form.

- 5 Mi. -
There is also a map of the WBR Course Aerial view of the race course

[18/D2]
Fly GoogleEarth to the start point

Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.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 Norm, either by phone or email. Norm Chun 277-6869
bluec239(at)msn.com
Tues 21 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 26 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 23 - Tues 28
Paddle Rating: 4 (Off-Island)
(Off-Island): Na Pali Coast?  

Sun 26
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)