2019 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

September to December

(updated 11/30/19 )

 

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.
See bottom of calendar for explanation of tides and map references. Click on rating icon for explanation & details.

Date/
Rating
Event Leader
September
Sun 1
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
HWK Intro To Kayaking - Will cover everything, with an emphasis on self-rescue and safety gear. Bring your kayak, paddle and a lifejacket. This is a free class for HWK club members, $10 for nom-members, and applications will be accepted on the day of the class. Park in the old Hilton Heliport, and the class will be near the canoes at Duke Kahanamoku beach

[12/D1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Duke Kahanamoku Beach

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

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

Roughwater Swim - Volunteers in kayaks needed for water safety marshalls. Contact Paul in advance with your T-shirt size, and meet at the Hilton Lagoon parking lot (Old Heliport/Duke Kahanamoku Beach) at 7:30 AM for an 8:00 launch (Race starts at 8:30).

[12/D1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Duke Kahanamoku Beach

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

Sun 8
Paddle Rating: 3 Plus (Very Advanced)
Kaena Point - Runway Beach (Mokuleia Army Beach ) to Yokohama (Ke'awa'ula) - loooong carpool (Weather permitting, this may be changed to a round-trip paddle) Call Stan the night before. Come early, the decision will be made on the beach - 8.5 mi. -

[121/C2]

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) Chairperson:
Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 15
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Heeia Kea to Kualoa Park (Chinaman's Hat) - Meet at the canoe hale by the entrance to the State Harbor. Carpool leaves at 9:00 for a 10:00 AM start. A two-pronged paddle: one group will go along the shoreline thru Waikane and Hakipu'u, the other along the Sandbar and the patch reefs (Turtletown). - 6-7 mi. -

[37/E2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Heeia Kea Pier

Eileen Helmstetter
helmstetter(at)hawaii.rr.com
& Norm Chun 277-6869
bluec239(at)msn.com
& Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com

Tues 17 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Kevin Ching will try again with his retrospective of the Windbag Regatta Also - Nominations of Club Officers for 2020 Prez:
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Thurs 19 to Mon 23 Off-Island: Kauai Rivers Cancelled Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sun 22
Rating: medium hard
+
Hawaii Kai to Sans Souci (around Diamond Head) Carpool leaves Dumpster Beach at 8:30 AM. - 8.5 Mi. -

[18/D2]
Google Earth file

Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com &
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com

Sun 29
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Waimanalo Bay: Makapu'u to Kailua Beach with a stop at Na Mokulua for snacks and maybe a little surfing. Carpool leaves Makai Pier at 8:30 AM - 8 Mi. -

[22/E1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Makai Pier

Cosette Harms 292-7007
cosettemt(at)gmail.com &
Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com

 
October
Mon 1 Day to call for Easter Reservations at Kualoa (April 10-12, 2020)?
Sun 6
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Turtletown Tour - Kahalu'u canoe hale to the patch reef Fly GoogleEarth to and back. Meet at 9:30 AM at the ramp across the canal from Kahalu'u fishpond (near the Hygenic Store), for a 10:00 o'clock start. No carpool. Bring snorkeling gear. - 2-1/2 mi. RT -

[36/B2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kahalu'u hale

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

Sat 5 - Mon 7
(Disc. Day)
Sun 13
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Kualoa Snorkle Day - CANCELLED

Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com

Tues 15 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Carissa Cabrera Programs Manager at Hawaii Marine Animal Response (HMAR) will give a talk about seabirds and other species they work with.
Also - Election of Club Officers
Da Prez: TBA
Oct 18, 19 & 20
(not rated)
Papio Fishing Contest.  (Here are the official rules) Come and camp out Friday and Saturday at Kualoa for early starts Saturday and Sunday -  The Small Group Area in Campsite 'A' Google Map is reserved and available for camping. Individual campsites #2 - 7 have also been reserved and may be available for sharing.  If you can't remember where Campground 'A' is, here's a Google Map. Fish 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM both days.  There is an application/registration form available here entry form. Call Stan for further details, camping info and registration. Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com&
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 20
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
 

Wed 23 Happy Birthday, Earth! According to the finest and best Biblical scholars, the Earth (and the universe) is 6,023 years old today.
Sun 27 Yearly Paddle Schedule Planning Meeting
at Castle McCrea, (Mālaekahana). 10:00AM - 2:00PM.
Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
 
November
Sun 3
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Clean the Stream - Cancelled

[46/F1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kahana Stream

Leader Needed

Sun 10
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Up the Creek - Cancelled

[46/F4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kahana Stream

Leader Needed

Sun 17
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]

Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Tues 19 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: TBA Prez: Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 24
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
EZ Glider: Kaiaka Bay and Adjacent Streams - (Paukauila and Ki`iki`i Streams -  Meet at "Mushroom Rock" in Kaiaka State Park (in Waialua) at 9:30 for a 10:00 am launch.  Kayakers can paddle lazily on calm water in a historic agricultural district.  The more adventurous can push upstream through grass overgrowth to seldom-visited stretches replete with sugar-plantation ruins and relics. - 4 mi. RT -

[64/B4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kaiaka Park

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

 
December
Sun 1
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
palm treeCoconut Island: the launch is from Kaneohe Bay Beach Park at 8:30 AM to reach the target beach by 9:15. This year will be a circumnavigation only, landing only at Maile's Point for snacks. Snorkeling is allowed, but no fishing. No carpool. - 3.5 mi R.T. -

[34/C1]
Fly GoogleEarth to He'eia Pier

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

Sun 8
Rating: medium hard
+
Mini Kahuna: Kailua Boat Ramp to Moku Manu & back - weather and surf permitting, a jaunt over to the Mokumanu Cave with a break at Mōkōlea Islet. No carpool. - 10.5 mi. R.T. -

[28/E2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kailua Boat Ramp

Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
&
Bill Murphy 209-4199
bilym(at)hotmail.com

Sun 15
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
+
Super Kahuna: Makai Pier to Kualoa Park - A real grinder, this one, so bring a kite! Carpool will leave the pier at 8:00 AM sharp, launch upon return, probably about 10:00. - 19 mi. -

[22/E1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Makai Pier

Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com&
Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com

Tues 17
Merry Xmas

Annual Club Christmas/Hannukah/Solstice/Winter Break Party, potluck and Photo Contest: 5:30 PM to 9:00 - Location: Hawaii Trail & Mountain Club clubhouse, 41-023 Pu'uone St, Waimanalo. See map

The party invitation and full info is here Xmas Party invite

Sun 22  
Sun 29
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
&
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 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.