2017 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

September to December 2017

 

(updated 10/9/17 )

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 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.

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Date/
Rating
Event Location
& Notes
See General Notes
Leader
September
Sun 3
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, $5 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 4
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

(Labor Day) 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 10 "Islands of Ke'ehi Lagoon" - A ramblin' tour of the many parts of the lagoon. Meet at 9:00AM at "Alan's Ramp", bring lunch for a stop on one of the islands. No carpool   Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 17
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
There is also a map of the WBR Course Aerial view of the race course
5 Mi.
[18/D2]
Fly GoogleEarth to the start point
Kevin Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com
Tues 19 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Megan Porter , a Club member and a marine biologist at UHManoa will talk to us about the mantis shrimp and its many unique abilities. Also - Nominations of Club Officers for 2018 Prez:
Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sun 24
   
Fri 22 to Sun 24
Papio Fishing Contest.  Come and camp out Friday and Saturday at Kualoa for early starts Saturday and Friday -  There are some campsites available to share in Campground 'A'.  Fish 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM both days.   There is an application/registration form available on our Facebook page, under "Docs". Otherwise, call Stan for details and registration. Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com&
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
 
October
Sun 1
Rating: medium hard
+

Hawaii Kai to Sans Souci (around Diamond Head) Carpool leaves Dumpster Beach at 8:30 AM. 8.5 Mi.
[18/D2]
Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com &
Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
Mon 2 Day to call for Easter Reservations at Kualoa (Mar 30 - April 1, 2018)
Sat 7
Campout at Castle (Cottage) McCrea foolin' around in the Mālaekahana/ Kawela area in prep for the actual planning meeting the next day. BYOB and some dinner food to share. Show up anytime from morning on. Driving instructions below. 8 Mi.
[22/E1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Makai Pier
Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
Sun 8 Yearly Paddle Schedule Planning Meeting at Cottage McCrea in Mālaekahana. Here is a map Google map. Chairperson:
Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sat 7 - Mon 9
(Disc. 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
Sun 15
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
Tues 17 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: a return to the Waikiki Aquarium ! Email Rob or Steve H., or call Gary to reserve a spot. Also - Election of Club Officers for 2018

Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com / Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com / Gary Budlong 737-8893

Sun 22
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Waimanalo Bay: Makapu'u to Kailua Beach with a stop at the 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
Sun 29
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
 
November
Sun 5
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Clean the Stream - Kahana Stream brush clearing party: bring kayaks plus saws, shears, machetes, first-aid kits, etc to the Kahana Valley Beach Park mauka parking lot at 10:00 AM. Call George in advance to tell him you're coming - at least six boats are needed to make this work [46/F1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kahana Stream
George Shoemaker 237-8992
geo_shoe(at)email.msn.com
Wed 8 - Tues 13
Paddle Rating: 4 (Off-Island)
Off-Island: Kauai Rivers - a series of daypaddles up various Kauai streams and rivers, staying in rented bungalows near Lihue. Contact Chuck asap, the roster is already full, but there is a waitlist. Paddlers will meet at Chuck's place to determine dates, details, and itinerary. Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sun 12
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)

palm treeCoconut Island: the launch is from Kaneohe Bay Beach Park at 8:30 AM to reach the target beach by 9:15. Instead of the ususal supervised tour of the HIMB facilities, this year we're going guerilla - we will land on the island's North Beach and work our way around to "Maile's Point" on the South side for lunch.

Directions to launch spot:

3.5 mi R.T.
[37/E2]
Fly GoogleEarth to He'eia Pier
Kevin Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com
Sun 19
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Up the Creek - Kahana Stream, from start to finish, with a hike at the top. Contingent upon the successful clearing of the stream the previous week (see 11/11, above); check with George.  If it’s a go, meet at 9:30 AM at George's house (next to Swanzy Beach Park in Ka'a'awa), we will launch from the seawall next to the small parking stripjust north of his house. Additional parking available at the Park. Bring drinks and snacks for a hang-out at George's house after the paddle. 2 mi. RT (not counting the hike)
[46/F4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kahana Stream
George Shoemaker 237-8992
geo_shoe(at)email.msn.com
Tues 21 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com or Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Fr1 24 - Sun 26 Last Ditch Fish Twitch - One last chance at the Progressive Fishing Tournament trophy. For 3 days, anywhere you choose to fish, on any coast on any island, counts as an official paddle! Honor system rules - call or email Norm with your tally at the end of the day. Norm Chun 277-6869
bluec239(at)msn.com
 
December
Sun 3
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)

Double Rough-water Swim (also officially the Looong Distance Swim or LDS). Escorts needed for individual out-of-town swimmers in this 10k international competion. Contact Chuck to sign up and get details

Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sun 10
Rating: medium hard
+

Alt-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.
[28/E2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kailua Boat Ramp
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com& Bill Murphy
bilym(at)hotmail.com
Sun 17
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
Fri 15 - Sun 17 Last Ditch Fish Twitch - One last chance at the Progressive Fishing Tournament trophy. For 3 days, anywhere you choose to fish, on any coast on any island, counts as an official paddle! Honor system rules - call or email Norm with your tally at the end of the day.  
Tues 19
Merry Xmas
Annual Club Christmas/Hannukah/Solstice/Winter Break Party, 5:30 PM to 9:00 -

Sun 24      
Sun 31