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2004 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

May to August

(updated 8/20/04)

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.
See bottom of calendar for explanation of tide, rating and map references.

Date Event See Note Below   TidesSee Note Below Rating Leader

 Sat 1 - Sun 2 James Sutherland Fishing Tournament - Kaiaka SRA (Haleiwa) Starting at 7:00 AM sharp. Optional overnight camping on both Friday and Saturday nights. [64/B4] - BYOB, but lunch is included in the $10 entry fee. See detail here.


SUN L6:10a H1:56p


James Sutherland 622-1257 yesindd(at)aloha.com
 Sun 2 The Castle Swim - Kayakers needed as escorts for swimmers in a fun distance swim race sponsored by the Outrigger Canoe Club. Volunteers get a free T-shirt and access to their mega-brunch  

Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
 Sun 16 Waikiki Swim Club Popoi'a (Flat Island) Open-water swim race - 9:00 - 10:30 AM at Kailua Beach Park. 5-6 volunteers needed as swim course marshalls - free Tshirt!  

L6:32a H1:38p


Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
 Sun 16 E-Z Glider #3: "After The Swim" a leisurely day out at the Mokuluas swimming, surfing and picnicking - leave Kailua Boat Ramp about 10:00 [28/E2] 3 mi. RT  

L6:32a H1:38p

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Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 18 Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: "Pix & Flix" from previous Surf Aloha contests, and talk about kayak surfing in general. Profits from the last Surf Aloha contest went to Kai Makana Foundation, so a representative will come and tell us more about their group.

 Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
 Sun 23 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.  

L10:01 H5:54p


Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net

 Sat 12 - Sun 13 "Surf Aloha"
5th Annual Kayak Surfing Contest at Kalaeloa (White Plains Beach) - (used to be the Stacy Brookfield Surf 4 Life Contest). Big prizes and awards by class. Contestants needed, as well as volunteers to help staff the judges' tower. Entry forms are here, more on the Home page.


L10:51a H6:44p H7:01a L11:43a


Jodi Dingle 737-9514 jodi(at)gobananaskayaks.com
 Tues 15 Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation:A representative of the Sierra Club will talk about their "Blue Water Campaign" to reduce pollution and runoff. Also, pix from the last Surf Aloha contest.

 Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
 Tues 15 - Mon 21 Off-Island #3: North Shore Molokai - Cancelled    

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 Jane Skanderup 239-7007 jskanderup(at)yahoo.com
 Sat 19 "The Big Kahuna" - 'Pinky's' parking lot (formerly Yum Yum Tree) in Pali Palms Plaza in Aikahi, around Moku Manu Is. and Mokapu Peninsula to Heeia Kea Harbor 11 mi. [27/B2] Carpool leaves Aikahi at 8:15 am sharp  

L8:18a H3:51p

3 to 4

Gary Budlong 737-9514 gary(at)gobananaskayaks.com
Sat 26   Haleiwa BP to Camp Erdman (Mokuleia)  8.5 mi. [61/F2 ]  

 L3:20a H11:50a


 Alan Calhoun 621-6146 kayak-fool(at)hawaii.rr.com

Sun 4  Fourth of July in the Ala Wai - Meet 6:00 at Ala Wai Community Park Clubhouse (corner of Kapiolani Blvd & McCully St) - Launch at 6:30. (Show starts at 8:30, but ocean access may be blocked after about 7:30) Bring snacks and drinks, and some way to illuminate your boat for the paddle back. White is a good color for this, or light blue Cayalume lightsticks. Please, no red or green lights. 2 mi. RT [12/C1]  



Joe Hu 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
 Sun 11 Malaekahana SRA to 'China Walls' (Pahipahialua Beach) around Kahuku Point. Meet at the small park WEST (Haleiwa side) of the main Park entrance[52/C1] 9 mi. Be alert for jellyfish.  

L3:34a H11:26a L6:51p

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Jeff Aurrecoechea 368-3891
 Tues 13 Steerage Committee (Planning) Meeting - Hu & Tsuji Offices, Fort St - 6:30 pm - Agenda: - -

 Tues 20 Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Kite Clinic! Getting ready for the Windbag Regatta, or just learn how to skate along the coast on a zephyr. Kevin Ching will be hosting, and we'll see one of Darcy's videos of the last event

 Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
 Sun 25 Windbag Regatta - Maunalua Bay B.P. (Hawaii Kai) to Waialae B.P. (Kahala) by kite, sail, bedsheet, whatever... Regular paddlers are welcome, but a WMD (wind management device) is required to compete for prizes and glory. [18/D2] If no wind, alt. date: Sept 19  

L3:46a H10:57a L5:48p


Kevin Ching 947-4526 chingdds(at)aol.com
 Fri 30 - Thurs (Aug) 5  Off-Island #4: North Shore Molokai    


Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com AND Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net 

 Sun 1 'China Walls' (Pahipahialua Beach) to Haleiwa Beach Park - call Chuck for directions [56/D1] 10.5 mi.  

L8:27a H3:35p


Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
 Sun 8 "Old" Pokai Bay Beach Park to Makua Beach - [111/D4] 6.5 mi. Be alert for jellyfish  

L3:50a H12:01p


Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 15 Dolphin Quest: Makua Bay to Kaena Point & back [117/C4] 8.5 mi. RT  

L9:11a H4:23p


Maghna Zettle 234-0320 mmzettle(at)aol.com
 Tues 17 Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Slides and tales from the recent Club voyage along the North Shore of Molokai, hosted by Andy Collins. Sounds like it was very ... wet.

Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
 Sun 22 Ko Olina Resort marina to Pokai Bay B.P. - Meet at "West Beach Marina" 8:30 for carpool. [102/C2] 11 mi.  

H10:01a L5:10p

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Kevin Ching 947-4526 chingdds(at)aol.com
 Sat 28 Lanikai Full Moon - meet at first (easternmost) beach access (opposite Lanipo Dr) on Mokulua Dr in Lanikai at 6:00 pm for a moonlight paddle out to the Mokes [26/A4] Not quite a full moon, moonrise is listed as 6:22 pm. Bring a picnic dinner or snack, and a flashlite. Boat lights are a good idea for the return.  

H1:53p L8:49p


Steve Harris

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. Tides shown in color denote extreme conditions,
red meaning a sub-datum low, and blue indicating a high of more than 2 feet. When both are in color, care should be taken while paddling in river mouths and near bay openings (such as Hawaii Kai and Pearl Harbor).
A small airplane indicates that an aerial photo of the area is available.

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January thru AprilIndex PageSept to Dec 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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