2021 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

January to April 2021

(updated 1/16/21 )

 

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

The pandemic, and the State's response to it, have been hard on everyone trying to plan ahead, not the least being groups like ours that plan activities for groups of people, often in excess of social-distancing recommendations. For the moment, we have removed or cancelled any events that require a carpool, or a camping permit (like Easter). Optimistically, we are anticipating that by July things will be returning more to "normal", meaning Tier 3 or even 4 on the State protocols, allowing us larger groups, and the use of City & County facilities.

Until then, 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.

Date Event Location/Leader
January
Sun 3
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 - 2 Mi. R.T. -

[79/D2]

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

 

Tues 5 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - 7:00 PM at Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 10
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
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]

Leader Needed

Sun 17
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 part of the Sandbar (Ahu O Laka) and it will be low tide at noon, 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

Tues 19 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu All meetings have been cancelled until further notice Vice Prez:
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com

Sun 24
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)

(E-Z Glider) - Sans Souci to Ala Wai & Back - Newbies welcome! Meet at Sans Souci Beach (next to the War Memorial) at 9:00AM (low tide at 9:22) - 4 Mi. R.T.

[18/D2]

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

 
February
Sun 7
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Super Bowl Sunday! - E-Z Glider to the Mokes & Surfing Clinic - Meet at the Kailua Beach Boat Ramp for an 9:30 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) Rating: medium hard+
If you are LESS adventurous, you can launch from the beach access in Lanikai at the bottom of Poipu St. Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
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 (Nothing good happens until the half-time anyway, right?).
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 14
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Weed Out The Wimps & Watch Out The Whales: - Makapu'u to Hawai`i Kai (This one is not for beginners.)  Those coming from town may contact the trip leader to arrange a car drop-off in Hawai`i Kai.  Otherwise meet at 8:00 am at Makai Range Pier for the car shuttle. Launch at 9:00. - 9.5 Mi. -

[22/E1]

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

Sat 14 - Mon 17 (Presidents' Day)  
Tues 16 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu All meetings have been cancelled until further notice Prez: Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 21
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
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 occasionally 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

Sun 28    
 
March
Tues 2 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - 7:00 PM at Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu
All meetings have been cancelled until further notice.
Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 7
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
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 14
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
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]

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

Tues 17 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu All meetings have been cancelled until further notice Prez:
Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 21
Paddle Rating: 3 Plus (Very Advanced)
+

South Shore 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
Sun 28
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Rabbit Island - Out and around the iconic Windward landmark (seamark?), with a visit to Black Island (Kāohikaipu) on the way back. Landing anywhere on the island is prohibited, but there is an excellent surfing grounds on the west side. Meet at the Makai Pier at 9:00 - 3-1/2 Mi. R.T. -

[22/E1]

Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
 
April
Thurs 1 (depending on Covid optimism) Date to call for Kualoa Campground Small Area for the Papio Tournament (Oct 23-25). See C&C Dept of Parks State website for info, and the permit application page. And here's a PDF to walk you through the process. Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
Sun 4 Easter Sunday
Sun 11
The Covid Kahuna (Moku Manu): - A variation of the Big Kahuna for these challenging times: Pali Palms to Mokumanu and back. Meet in the north parking lot (Marine base side) of Pali Palms Plaza at 8:30 am for a 9:00 launch; If there's a crowd, we will launch in groups of three. Stops at Mōkōlea Rock & Mokumanu cave (The latter is dependent on no live-fire exercises at Mokapu Range). Social distancing will be observed - 10 Mi. R.T.

[28/F2]

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

Sun 18
(Earth Day) Malama Ka Hāmākua- maybe

[27/F3]

Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
&
Randy Kennedy
&
Eileen Helmstetter
helmstetterm(at)hawaii.rr.com

Tues 21

Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu All meetings have been cancelled until further notice

Prez:
Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sat 24
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Flat Island (Popoi'a) -

[28/E2]

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

 

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Permits and Conditions for Lake Wilson Use:

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Lake Wilson is a privately-owned reservoir in Wahiawa, Central Oahu, that is stocked, maintained and regulated by the State, specifically and exclusively for use by freshwater sport fisherman. As such, there are several, fortunately easy, hoops you must jump through in order to gain access to the water:

  1. 1) You will need a "Freshwater Game Fishing License," issued by the State and available at most fishing-supply and sporting-goods stores like Walmart, Nanko's and McCully Bicycle. The cost is $5 for Hawaii residents ($3 for minors under 15), and is good for one year. It is good for fishing in any freshwater location in the State, if you decide to try your luck elsewhere. It is also available online*.
    Here is a list of the places that sell fishing permits
  2. A new requirement: Henceforth, you must also have a "Wahiawa Public Fishing Area Entry Permit" also available (free-of-charge) at the above stores and online (Click "Yes" at the bottom of the "Licensee Information.
  3. A fishing pole (Note: we are unofficially told that this one is no longer required)
  4. A life vest

*If you leave it to the last minute, you can purchase a fishing permit online directly from the DAR. You'll need a credit card and a printer, and it will cost you $1 extra "convenience fee" per person, but it's instantaneous, and it is good for one calender year (12 months from date of purchase). You may also be able to pick permits up on your way there at Walmart in Mililani Google Maps link, 95-0550 Lanikuhana Ave.

Hawaii's Fishing regulations are administered and enforced by the Div. of Aquatic Resources (DAR), a division of the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). Their site has links to all the State fishing regs, which you should read at some point...

Note: from the DAR website:

New O‘ahu location for fishing licenses and permits

Commercial and freshwater fishing licenses, along with other aquatic licenses and permits, are being issued at the Division of Aquatic Resources office in Room 330 of the Kalanimoku Building, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu. Licenses and permits are no longer being issued at the first-floor counters. Hours are 8 am to 3:30 pm Monday-Friday, closed on State holidays. Division publications, such as fishing regulation booklets, are available free at the office. The Division's fish posters can also be purchased at the new license counter for the price of $3.

 

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 first 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.