2002 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

September to December

(updated 12/21/02)

GREEN is the next scheduled paddle, BLUE is the next Club meeting, YELLOW is a Special Event, GRAY is history

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.

Date Event See Note Below   Tides Rating Leader

 Mon 2 Labor Day Rough Water Swim in Waikiki - volunteers needed to escort swimmers, free lunch & T-shirt  

L5:26am H1:13pm


 Joe Hu 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
 Sat 7 Malaekahana to China Walls  

L8:10am H2:46pm

 3 to 4

 Leader Needed
 Sun 8 The Kaneohe Yacht Club / Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Annual Kayak Papio Fishing Tournament (KYCHWKAKPFT) - Prizes, food & fun! Starts at KYC boat ramp at 0700, fish until 2:00 pm. [34/C4] Info here  

L9:36am H3:45pm


 Doug Peebles 247-9966 douglas(at)douglaspeebles.com
Tues 17 Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: End of summer Swap Meet and Show-and-Tell - Show off that neat system you developed last year to keep your beer can from falling overboard, or how to fold a sea anchor in a hurry. ALSO: Nominations for Club Officers, election next month.  
 Sun 22 Ko Olina Resort marina to Pokai Bay B.P. - Meet at "West Beach Marina" 8:30 for carpool. [102/C2] 11 mi.  

L10:48a H5:01pm

2 to 3

 Kevin Ching 947-4526 chingdds(at)aol.com

 Sun 6 Circle Rabbit Island (Manana Is.) - round trip from Makai Range Pier to Makapuu Pt. to Manana Aerial Photo: 54KB

L8:54am H2:41pm


 Charlie Hekekia 259-7190
 Sun 13 Windbag Regatta - Maunalua Bay B.P. (Hawaii Kai) to Waialae B.P. (Kahala) - Wind-powered kayaks compete for braggers' rights. Kites, parasails, umbrellas, beach blankets, whatever it takes. Start is at Hawaii Kai boat ramp at 0900 - [18/D2] 4.5 miles  

H10:22a L6:26pm 

2 to 3

 Kevin Ching 947-4526 chingdds(at)aol.com
 Tues 15 Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Nainoa Thompson, ocean kahuna and navigator extraordinaire for the Polynesian Voyaging Society's Hoko'lea sailing canoe, will address the Club on any subject he or we choose. Not to be missed - Also: Election of new Club Officers  
 Sun 27 Pokai Bay Beach Park to Makua Beach - [111/D4] 6.5 mi.  

H8:50am L5:30pm


 Kevin Ching 947-4526 chingdds(at)aol.com

 Sun 3 "Clean the Stream" - Kahana Stream brush clearing party - Bring machetes, shears, saws, first-aid kit, etc and meet at Kahana Valley State Park parking lot (near the restrooms) at 8:30 am  

L7:38am H1:00pm


 George Shoemaker 237-8992 geo_shoe(at)email.msn.com
 Sun 10 Up The Creek with Jungle George - Kahana Stream, from start to finish, with a hike at the top. Meet 0830 at Kahana Valley St. Park parking lot. - 2 mi. RT, not counting the hike.[46/F1]  

H7:09am L3:35pm


 George Shoemaker 237-8992 geo_shoe(at)email.msn.com
Sun 17  The Hui's 20th Anniversary Party! Pupus, prizes, old 8mm & video clips, dancing, music! Club paddle will launch from Kaneohe Yacht Club at 12:00 PM and head for the Sandbar. Doug will have his power boat available to tow kayaks back to KYC by 5:00 for chow & no-host drinks in the Longhouse. Swimming pool and hot showers available, sailboat rides for those so inclined. Bring potluck food, and there is a large outdoor grill. Bring pictures and slides of early paddles to share. There will be a reshowing of the film "Paddling My Own Canoe" about Audrey Sutherland's early exploits on Molokai  

 H12:16pm L6:37pm

 1 to 2

 Joe Hu 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
 Tues 19 Steerage Committee Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Agenda: 2003 paddle schedule  
Sun 24 Keehi Lagoon Islets - Round trip from "Old" Keehi Boat Ramp thru the islets with a brunch stop at Moanalua Gardens. Take the first right off Sand Island Access Rd after the Keehi Sundries Store (into the tank farm before the bridge) and turn right again at the waterfront [5/D4]


H7:11am L3:21pm

 1 to 2

 Steve Langford 735-3470

 Sun 1 Old Waikiki Heliport (behind the Ilikai Hotel, left - southeast end of Ala Wai Marina seawall) to Keehi Lagoon ("Alan's Ramp") around the outside of Sand Island, with late lunch at La Mariana Sailing Club - [12/D1] 5 mi.  

L8:36am H1:31pm


 Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
 Sun 1 The Castle Swim - Volunteers needed to escort swimmers from the Moana Hotel, Waikiki, to the Outrigger Canoe Club. Mega-buffet brunch provided for kokuas. Call Jon to sign up by Wednesday, and be there by 8:00 am  

 L8:36am H1:31pm


 Jon Haig 926-3333 days
 Sat 7 Choose Your Weapon Race: Hawaii Kai to the Outrigger CC, Waikiki, in anything that floats. Prizes, food, live music. Go to Go Bananas Kayaks on Kapahulu Ave or visit waikikibeachboys.com for details and entry forms    


  Jodi Dingle 737-9514 jodi(at)gobananaskayaks.com
 Sun 8 Moku O Loe (Coconut Island) - Round trip from Heeia Kea Boat Harbor to the UH Fisheries Reasearch Center on the island, with a tour of the facilities by Dr. Joe O'Reilly, one of Dr. Holland's research group. (No fishing allowed on this one, sorry!) Bring snacks for a rest stop on "Ski Point" after the tour. - 3 mi. RT - wind (going out) can sometimes be daunting...[37/E2]  

H7:16am L3:19pm 


Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
 Sun 15 Last Ditch Fish Twitch - Last chance at the Progressive Fishing Tournament trophy. Anywhere you chose to fish today, on any coast on any island, counts as an official paddle! Honor system rules - call or email Chuck with your tally at the end of the day.   .  

 Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
 Sat 14 Waikiki Swim Club Christmas Biathlon - 7:00 at Magic Is. 4-5 volunteers needed as swim course marshalls - free Tshirt! [11/D4]  

  L7:32am H12:16pm


 Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
 Wed 18 Annual Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Christmas Party - Hosted at Hawaii Yacht Club this year. Pls note that this is the day after when we would normally have our regular meeting. Party starts at 5:30 pm and will go until they throw us out, prob. about 10 o'clock. Bring a potluck veggie dish, something to throw on the barbie, and a $5 to $10 grabbag gift for the Bag Grab gift exchange melee. There will also be a Photo Contest (pix have to taken this past year on a Club-sanctioned paddle) and the awarding of the Grand Prize Fish to the Prog. Fishing Tournament winner, whoever she is... :-)

 Fri 20 Christmas Caroling in the Ala Wai Yacht Basin - meet at Ala Wai Yacht Harbor boat ramp at 6:00 PM - dress up your boat with tinsel and lights - launch at 6:45 [12/D1]  


Mark Rognstad 261-7938 markr(at)soest.hawaii.edu

When given, map references (i.e. [22/D3] ) are the page number and grid coordinates of the launch point. References are to "Bryan's Sectional Maps of O'ahu", any recent edition.
Times for
high tide and low tide are adjusted, to the best of my ability, for the area of the launch

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May to AugustIndex PageJanuary to April 2003


Paddle ratings are for average weather and ocean conditions, and are often unscientifically assigned and 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 get a copy of the release/waiver from Joe Hu at the Club meeting or click here for an online version you can print out.

"Steerage Committee" meetings are held once every three months, on the second Tuesday of the quarter, except where otherwise noted, at the Law Offices of Hu & Tsuji, Rm 910, 900 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu. 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 paddling-related issue to be dealt with outside the forum of the General Meetings. Talk to any Club Officer for details.

**As broadcast by Radio WBA on UHF weather channels 1 or 2, or announced the night before on commercial television.

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Some Common Abbreviations:

BP - Beach Park
RT - Round Trip distance
SBH - State Boat Harbor
SBR - State Boat Ramp
SRA - State Recreational Area
TBA - To be announced