Hui Wa'a Kaukahi

Nui a lehulehu na mokupuni, 'a'ole lawa ka manawa

So many islands, so little time!

Steve landing at Nimitz Beach

Ewa Beach to Nimitz Beach 2024

Story by Steve Harris, Photo by Sandy Johnson

This was a fine paddle, but the group was disappointingly small. There were only 4 of us: Sandy, me, Stan Dalbec and my guest and prospective member, Daniel. This was only about a 5 mile paddle. This short paddle is a split-up of the much longer traditional paddle around Kalaeloa Point (Barber’s Point) which in the past has been just a little too long at something like 13+ miles.  This abbreviation was at Sandy’s request and was much more comfortable for her and the rest of us. Hopefully it will be better attended in the future. The weather was close to perfect and although windy, the wind was not a factor since it was almost dead downwind the whole way. The wind actually helped in this case, and we took less than 2 hours to make this run. There was very little surf too this time although there was some. This should be considered when this paddle is next scheduled. Due to the Southern exposure of this coast, maybe it should be better done in the wintertime when South swells don’t run. Unfortunately, no fish were caught. The last time we did it on August 20th last year, I caught a 38 pound ulua. Woohoo!