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2003 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

September to December

(updated 12/22/03)

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 1 Rough Water Swim in Waikiki - volunteers needed to escort swimmers, get free lunch & T-shirt  

H8:09am L2:37pm

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Bim Bousman 949-4524 
 Sun 7 4th Annual 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]

 See details

 L5:52am H1:00pm moon is 3rd qtr


 Douglas Peebles 247-9966 / Rusty Lillico 254-4123
 Sun 14 Moku O Loe (Coconut Island) - Round trip from Heeia Kea Boat Harbor to the UH Fisheries Research Center on the island, with a tour of the facilities by 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 be daunting...[37/E2]  

H5:00am L11:23am


Rusty Lillico 254-4123
Tues 16 Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Nominations for Club Officers for 2004, election next month. - Presentation:Hunting for shipwrecks in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands with Andy Collins

Joe Hu (Prez) 528-3600
 Sun 21 Ko Olina Resort (West Beach Marina) to Pokai Bay B.P. - Meet at 8:30 for carpool. [102/C2] 11 mi.  

2 to 3

2 to 3

Kevin Ching 947-4526

 Sun 5 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 (If no wind, regatta will run on Nov 16)


L5:56am H12:57pm


Steve Harris 226-2006
 Sun 12 Ewa Beach Park to Kahe Point (Electric Beach) - carpool shuttle will leave Ewa Beach at 0800 (98/E4 - 95/E1)  

H5:27am L12:05pm

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Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
 Tues 14 Steerage Committee (Planning) Meeting - Hu & Tsuji Offices, Fort St - 6:30 pm - Agenda: Election of Board Chairpersons; 2004 paddle schedule

Joe Hu (Prez) 528-3600
 Sat 18 Maunalua Bay BP (Hawaii Kai) boat ramp to Waialae Beach Park (Kahala beach) - car pool leaves at 0900, launch at 10:00. 4.5 mi. [18/D2]  

 H11:24am L6:56pm


 Ann McLaren 945-9902
 Tues 21 Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Election of new Club Officers for 2004 - Presentation: Chuck Ehrhorn will M.C. a show about the recent Club trip to South Point (Big Island)

 Sun 26 Makai Range Pier to Kailua B.P., with a picnic stop on the Mokuluas. Carpool leaves the pier at 8:30 sharp [22/E1] 7.5 mi. Also: <Paddle Clinic #4> Surf management and capsize recovery ('advanced' beginners)  

L10:10am H3:07pm


Jane Skanderup 239-7007 / Joe Hu 528-3600

 Sun 2 Rabbit Island "Hana Hou" (Manana Is. redux) - round trip from Makai Range Pier to Makapuu Pt. to Manana [22/E1] 5 mi. RT  

H10:27am L5:45pm


Charlie Hekekia 259-7190
 Sun 9 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 Sundry Store (into the tank farm before the bridge) and turn right again at the waterfront [5/D4] 4 mi. RT


L11:11am H3:46pm

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Steve Langford 735-3470
 Tues 18 Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Jodi Dingle will give a slide show of her recent trip to the Kenai Fjords Nat'l Park in Alaska, as well as a show-and-tell of some of the gear she used. Also: postponed election of 2004 Club Officers

Joe Hu (Interim Prez) 528-3600
 Sat 22 "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 mauka restrooms) at 1:00 pm. Optional campout overnight on the beach.  

L7:49am H12:26pm


George Shoemaker 237-8992
Sun 23 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. [46/F1] 2 mi. RT, not counting the hike.


L8:42am H1:15pm


George Shoemaker 237-8992
 Sun 30 The Castle Swim - Volunteers needed to be course marshalls for charity race from the Royal Haw'n Hotel, Waikiki, to the Outrigger Canoe Club. Mega-buffet brunch provided for kokuas. Call to sign up by Wednesday, and be there by 8:00 am. Wear Club T-shirt, please.



 Rusty Lillico 254-4123

 Sun 7 Double Rough-water Swim - volunteers needed to escort swimmers, get free lunch & T-shirt

L10:38am H2:49pm


Bim Bousman 949-4524
 Sun 14 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
 Tues 16 Club Annual Christmas Party - Honolulu Elks Club Upstairs Lounge, 6:00 PM. Contact Gary at 737-9514. Bring $5 for catered food and $5 - $10 grab-bag gift to pass around. Progressive Fishing Tourn. prizes to be awarded. Don't forget the Photo Contest! (Photo must be taken during 2003). Come early for the sunset. Parking at Elk's is $2, street parking may be available.
 Sat 20 Waikiki Swim Club Christmas Biathlon - 7:00 at Magic Is. 4-5 volunteers needed as swim course marshalls - free Tshirt! [11/D4]

L8:58am H1:16pm


Rusty Lillico 254-4123
 Sun 21 The Honolulu Harbor Tour has been torpedoed by Homeland Security. The alternate paddle will be from the Ala Wai "heliport" (Duke Kahanamoku Beach) past the nasty ole harbor to La Mariana Sailing Club for an optional late lunch. Carpool should be ready to leave Ala Wai by 8:30. [12/D1] 5 mi.  

 L9:55am H2:11pm


 Rusty Lillico 254-4123

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 thru May 2004


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
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