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2005 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

January to April

(updated 4/10/05)

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 tides, ratings and map references.

Date Event See Note Below   TidesSee Note Below Rating Leader

 Sun 2 Kawai Nui Marsh "Overland" - Launch at 8:30 from Buzz's Steak House (Lanikai), head across Kailua Bay to the canal, up to the Marsh, and return via the flood control channel to Buzz's for lunch - 9 mi RT
Also: Start of 2005 Progressive Fishing Contest (Actually, it started on Dec 26, but only Chuck and me knew, and now Chuck is leading!) See Rules (Chuck makes the Rules, BTW - yuk, yuk)


Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Thurs 6 Steerage Committee (Planning) Meeting - Hu & Tsuji Offices, Fort St - 6:30 pm Agenda: Election of Committee Chairperson; 2nd half of paddle schedule  
 Sun 16 Waikiki Swim Club Magic Island Race 7:00 - 9:30 AM - volunteers in kayaks needed to help with calm-water swim portion - get free T-shirt!  



Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
 Sun 16 Keehi Lagoon to Kahala - "Alan's Ramp" in Keehi (inside the Marine Education Training Center on the east side of Sand Island bridge - see aerial photo) along the Waikiki shoreline and around Diamond Head to Waialae BP in Kahala. Depending on the wind direction, the direction of the paddle may be reversed at the last minute! Call Steve on Saturday to make sure! There is a mid-point put-in/take-out at the Ala Wai St. Boat Ramp for those that don't wish to go the whole distance, but all paddlers must meet at the launch point first at 8:30 to organize the carpool, regardless. Launch will be at 9:30 - 5.5 / 9.5 mi - [14/A2]


Steve Harris 226-2006 sharris(at)lava.net
Mon 17
(Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Tues 18
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Joe Hu and the Kauai Day-Trippers will give a slide show about their recent adventures on the rivers of the Garden Isle. Also, discussion of the recent changes to the 2005 paddle schedule.

 Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Sun 23
Sun 30
Weed Out The Wimps & Watch Out The Whales" paddle - Makapu'u to Hawaii Kai - Meet at 7:45am at Makai Range Pier for the car shuttle. 9.5 mi. [22/E1]
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net

 Sun 6 Super Bowl Surfing Clinic - Meet at the Kailua Beach Boat Ramp at 8:30 and head out to the Mokulua Islands for a day in the surf. Get in shape for the upcoming Surf Aloha competition! Bring picnic snacks for lunch on the sand beach. No TVs or radios allowed!


Jodi, Jeff, Alan & Chuck
Sun 13
 Sun 13 Waikiki Swim Club Valentine's Day Biathlon 7:00 - 9:30 AM at Magic Island- volunteers in kayaks needed to help with calm-water swim portion - get free T-shirt!  


Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Mon 14 (Valentine's Day)
Tues 15 Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Carey Morishige will give a presentation about the Sierra Club's "Blue Water Campaign" program, a statewide outreach campaign to help keep Hawaii's waters clean and healthy.  Learn about what the Campaign does to help stop water pollution in the state and how you can become involved.
  Joe Hu, Pres.
528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Thurs 18 - Tues 22 Off-Island #1 - South Kauai
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
 Sun 20 Heeia Kea Boat Harbor to Chinaman's Hat  
Jane Skanderup 239-7007 jskanderup(at)yahoo.com
Mon 21 (President's Day)
 Sun 27    

Sun 6
Sat 12 -
Sun 13

Night Fishing and camping practice on Kapapa Island. Launch from Heeia Kea canoe hale at 2:30pm 5 mi. RT [37/E2] 



Joe Hu 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
 Tues 15 Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Terry White will talk to us about the soon-to-become-reality of the Hawaii SuperFerry , a very large car ferry that will carry commuters from Honolulu to the neighbor islands, and promises to make acceess much easier for our off-island paddles. We need to put in our two cents worth NOW about transporting kayaks on rooftops, etc, so we don't get overlooked in the future writing of the rules & regs. Visit their website at www.hawaiisuperferry.com for an overview...

 Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
 Sun 20 Circle Rabbit Island and Black Island from Makai Pier - surfing and snorkling - 4 mi. RT [22/E1]

Aerial Photo: 54 KB

Chuck Ehrhorn
Fri 25
Kualoa Full Moon Paddle - From Kualoa campsite beach out to Chinaman's Hat - a new event!  
Paul Tibbetts
734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Fri 25 - Sun 27

Annual Easter Weekend Frolic and Debauch - see here for full details.

 Fri 25  Arrive Kualoa BP Area 'A' anytime after noon for family camping. See map.
Fri 25 Moonlight paddle to The Hat - see above    
 Sat 26  Paddle: Kualoa B.P. to Kahana Bay [42/A3] 6 mi.


Tim Sawyer 230-8989 
 Sat 26  Paddling skills workshops, starting 2:00pm at the campsite

 Joe Hu 528-3600
 Sat 26  Easter Bonfire & Marshmallow Roast  
 Sun 27  Easter Egg Chase, Easter Bonnet Contest, and Potluck Pigout, and, of course, the Prizes!

 Joe Hu 528-3600


 Thurs 31 Steerage Committee (Planning) Meeting - Hu & Tsuji Offices, Fort St - 6:30 pm Agenda: Surf Aloha

Chuck Ehrhorn, Co-Chrmn.

 Sun 3 "Hui Buoy and Breakfast Bonanza" - Kaimana Beach Hotel (San Souci) out to the Diamond Head Buoy and back to the Elk's Club for breakfast [13/E1] 3 mi. RT


Gary Budlong 737-9514 gary(at)gobananaskayaks.com
Sat 9
Waikiki Swim Club "Fin Swim" Race - 7:00 - 9:30 AM at Magic Island- volunteers in kayaks needed to help with calm-water swim portion - get free T-shirt!
Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
 Sun 10    
Sun 17 Lake Wilson Bass Fishing Tournament. Meet at the boat ramp (off Walker Ave) at 8:30 [79/D1] 3-4 mi RT. You'll need a fishing license and a pole, and an entry permit to be allowed on the lake. Licenses are available at most sporting-goods stores. Click here for permit details. And print out the special tournament rules. Fish caught count toward the PFT award.

Leader Needed - NOW!!
 Tues 19 Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation :Jodi Dingle will give a beginner's introduction to "Deck Boats" (a kind of sit-inside kayak often used for surfing).

 Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
 Sun 24    

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). Tide chart graphics are for the Honolulu Harbor, and are not adjusted - windward-coast tides are approx. 1-1/2 hrs earlier than Honolulu. Chart is courtesy Hawaiian Fishing News.

A small airplane indicates that an aerial photo of the area is available. Hover to see file size - some can be rather large.

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Previous year's calenderIndex PageMay to Aug


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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 Permits and Conditions for Lake Wilson Use:
3 requirements

Lake Wilson is a privately-owned reservoir in Wahiawa, Central Oahu, that is stocked, maintained and regulated by the State, specifically and exclusively for use by freshwater sport fisherman. As such, there are several, fortunately easy, hoops you must jump through in order to gain access to the water:

1) You will need a "Freshwater Game Fishing License," issued by the State and available at most fishing-supply and sporting-goods stores like Sports Authority and McCully Bicycle. The cost is $5 for Hawaii residents ($3 for minors under 15), and is good for one year. It is good for fishing in any freshwater location in the State, if you decide to try your luck elsewhere. It is also available online (see below).
Here is a list of the places that sell fishing permits

A new requirement:
2) Henceforth, you must also have an "Entry Permit For Wahiawa Public Fishing Area, Oahu" also available (free-of-charge) at the above stores. This, for some reason, is not available online.

3) A fishing pole (Note: we are unofficially told that this one is no longer required)

If you leave it to the last minute, you can purchase a fishing permit online directly from the DLNR. You'll need a credit card and a printer, and it will cost you $1 extra per person, but it's instantaneous, and it is good for one calender year (12 months from date of purchase). You may also be able to pick permits up on your way there at Wahiawa Sporting Goods at 571 California Avenue

Hawaii's Fishing regulations are administered by the Div. of Aquatic Resources (DAR), a division of the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). Their site has links to all the State fishing regs, which you should read at some point...

Note: from the DAR website:

• New O‘ahu location for fishing licenses and permits

Effective immediately, commercial and freshwater fishing licenses, along with other aquatic licenses and permits, are being issued at the Division of Aquatic Resources office in Room 330 of the Kalanimoku Building, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu. Licenses and permits are no longer being issued at the first-floor counters. Hours are 8 am to 3:30 pm Monday-Friday, closed on State holidays. Division publications, such as fishing regulation booklets, are available free at the office. The Division's fish posters can also be purchased at the new license counter for the price of $3.

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