2023 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

January to April 2023

(updated 1/5/2023)

 

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

State Covid protocols no longer inhibit the organizing of carpools, but in the intrest of our members' safety, we still recommend wearing a mask while sharing a car, and keeping the windows open while driving.

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 1
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Lake Wilson - (See note below)

[79/D2]

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

Sun 8
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]

Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com & Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com

Tues 10 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - 6:30 PM at Kaimuki Regional Library Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 15
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 medium tide (+1') all morning, but bring reefwalkers or tennies/tabies for the rocky landing on the island. And sunscreen...
No carpool - 5 Mi. R.T.

[37/E2]

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

Tues 17 Meeting - Location: Kaimuki Regional Library, Koko Head Ave., Honolulu
Seattle and the San Juan Islands, Part II: Afoot by Chalsa Loo and Ruby Shimabukuro
Prez: Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com

Sun 22
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 noon) - 4 Mi. R.T.

[18/D2]

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

Sun 29
Paddle Rating: 4 (Off-Island)
(Tentative)- Lana'i Crossing-

[22/E1]

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

 
February
Sun 5
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Magic Island Meet & Greet - Calling all prospective members! Join us for casual roundtrip paddles from Magic Island to Waikiki or into the Ala Wai Canal. After the paddle stay for a potluck lunch and meet our members to learn about the club and our activities. Non-paddling family and friends are welcome to hang out with us too. The exact picnic location is TBD, but it will be near the canoe hale. Look for the club banner. Paddlers should meet at the ramp in front of the canoe hale at 8:30 for a 9:00 launch. Contact the paddle leader by Friday, 2/3, to join us for this fun event! Terry Shimabukuro (619) 777-8518
gobows58(at)gmail.com
Sun 12
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Super Bowl Sunday Surf Clinic - 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 less adventurous, you can launch from the beach access in Lanikai at the bottom of Poipu St.
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 carpool - 3.5 Mi. R.T.

[28/E2]

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

Sun 19
(Presidents' Day)
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Ke'ehi Lagoon to Ewa Beach - This one has a looong carpool...
Meet at "Alan's Ramp" at 7:30, carpool leaves at 8:00. Launch upon return (about 9:00?). Bring life vest, sunscreen, and extra water. - 7.5 Mi.

[79/D1]

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

Tues 21 Meeting - Location: Kaimuki Reg. Library, Koko Head Ave, Honolulu Prez: Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 26
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Weed Out the Wimps - Makai Pier (Makapu'u) to Hawaii Kai. Meet at the left of the pier at 8:00 and leave for carpool by 8:30. This is a LONG paddle, the only emergency bail-out is at Kapaliokamoa (Two Beer Beach) or maybe Koloko Cove. But there might be whales...

[22/E1]

Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
 
March
Sun 5
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 12
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Lanikai Reefs - (Weather permitting, of course): Paddle along Lanikai Beach to Smith Point and across to Mokulua Iki and the Plane Wreck. Bring mask & snorkel, and lunch or snacks for a stop at Mokulua Nui beach. Launch from Kailua Boat Ramp at 9:00 AM. No carpool. - 4 1/2 Mi. R.T.

[28/F2]

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

Tues 14 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - 6:30 PM at location to be announced. Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 19
Paddle Rating: 3 Plus (Very Advanced)
+

South Shore Sailathon: Kahala to Ewa Beach -

[14/A2]

Leader Needed
Tues 21 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu Prez:
Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 26
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Kahana Bay - Upwind out, downwind back - whichever way that turns out to be that morning. Stan will talk options when we show up. Park at the South parking lot. Launch will be at 9:30. Map map to Kahana - about 6 miles

[22/E1]

Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
 
April
Sun 2
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
South K-Bay - An easy paddle around the south-east corner of the Bay. Perhaps a cruise by Coconut Island if the wind allows. Actual course will be set at the time of launch. Meet at Kaneohe Bay Beach Park (Waikalua Rd.) at 9:00 AM. Snorkeling allowed, but no fishing.

[34/C1]

Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 9
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)

The Hapa Kahuna (Moku Manu): - A shortened version of the Big Kahuna for these carpool-free times: Kapoho Point to Mokumanu and back. Stops at Mōkōlea Rock & Mokumanu cave (The latter is dependent on no live-fire exercises at Mokapu Range). Meet at the Kaimalino St beach access at 8:30 for a 9:00 AM launch. - 9 Mi. R.T.

[27/A3]

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

Sun 16
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Easter Sunday - Full Moon Paddle at Chinaman's Hat

[42/A4]

Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Tues 18

Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu
Presentation to be announced...

Prez:
Steve Harris
226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 23 (Earth Day) Malama Ka Mokupuni- Combined surf safari and Earth Day island cleanup. Meet at "Alan's Ramp" at 7:00am (if surfing) or 9:00am (if paddling/cleanuping). Bring trash bags, gloves and footwear (and sunscreen), plus whatever pupus you'd like to share.

{6/D1]

Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com&
Eileen Helmstetter
helmstetterm(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 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.

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