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2005 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

May to August

(Updated 3/22/10 )

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   Tides Rating Leader

 Sun 1 "Open Ditch Fish Twitch"- Fisherpersons get to pick their own favorite spot to paddle in, and any fish caught count toward the PFT score.  

Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Thurs 6    
 Sun 8 (Mother's Day)  


Fri 13 - Sat 14
Alan Calhoun Fishing Contest - Malaekahana SRA - campout the night before for an early start. Click here for a location map and the rules.  
Alan Calhoun 621-6146
 Sun 15 Kailua Masters Popoia (Flat Island) Swim Race - 7:00 - 9:30 AM at Kailua Beach Park - volunteers in kayaks needed to marshall the swimmers around the back of the island - get free T-shirt!


Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 17 Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Paddling icon and kayak pioneer (not to mention world explorer) Audrey Sutherland will show us slides of her recent adventures in and around the South Pacific. Not to be missed. Bring a friend. Or two.

 Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Sun 22 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.
Joe Hu 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Sun 22 "The Castle Swim" - Royal Hawaiian Hotel out to the San Souci Channel and back to the beach for a megabuffet at Outrigger Canoe Club. Volunteers needed to help as course marshalls, and to help eat all the food!
Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 29    
 Mon 30 (Memorial Day)

 Sun 5  

Sat 11 - Sun 12
"Surf Aloha" Kayak Surfing Contest at White Plains Beach, Kalaeloa. Click here for information, maps, and official forms. [101/A1]


Jody Dingle 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com ;
Lois Miyashiro 551-0637 loikake(at)hawaii.rr.com

 Sun 19 (Father's Day)
Tues 21 Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Slides of the February 2005 trip to South Kauai, and highlights of last year's Windbag Regatta. If time permits, will include a discussion/clinic about kites.
Joe Hu, Pres.
528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Sun 26 (Off-Island #2 ) North Shore Maui
Jane Skanderup 239-7007 jskanderup(at)yahoo.com
 Sun 26 (E-Z Gliders #3) Heeia Kea Pier to Kapapa Island, with a stop at the Sand Bar. Bring lunch. 5 mi. RT [37/E2] Meet at the canoe hale by 9:00, launch by 9:30.
Lois Miyashiro 551-0637 loikake(at)hawaii.rr.com

Sun 3
"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  
Gary Budlong 737-9514 gary(at)gobananaskayaks.com
Mon 4

(Independence Day) 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, they confuse the other boaters. 2 mi. RT [12/C1]


Leader Needed
Sun 10
Malaekahana SRA to 'China Walls' (Pahipahialua Beach) around Kahuku Point. Meet at the small park WEST (Haleiwa side) of the main Park entrance by 8:30 for carpool 9 mi. [52/C1] 


  Jeff Aurrecoechea 368-3891
 Sun 17 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 11 or 25 Entry Forms:


Kevin Ching 947-4526 chingdds(at)aol.com
Tues 19
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Club member Heinrich Albert will talk about genetically modified (GM) plants and their possible impact on our Hawaii environment.
 Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Sun 24
Haleiwa BP to Camp Erdman (Mokuleia)  8.5 mi. [61/F2 ]
Alan Calhoun 621-6146
Sun 31
'China Walls' (Pahipahialua Beach) to Haleiwa Beach Park - call Tim for directions [56/D1] 10.5 mi.


Joe Hu 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net

Fri 5 - Fri 12
Off-Island Paddle #3 - North shore of Maui  
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net / Alan Calhoun 621-6146
 Sun 7

Sat 13
Camp-out at Kaiaka SRA (Haleiwa/Waialua area) in advance of Sunday's river paddle. Campsite #3 is reserved from 8/12 to 8/17, so feel free, but call Ann first if you want to camp [64/B4]  
Ann McLaren 945-9902
(384-2858 during camptime) anniemckitty(at)verizon.net
 Sun 14 E-Z Gliders Paddle #2: Kaiaka Bay and Paukauila River (Wailua) Launch from Kaiaka Bay Beach at 9:00 AM [64/B4] 3 mi RT
Bim Bousman 949-4524 bimbousman(at)verizon.net
Tues 16
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Introductory and refresher class in CPR & First Aid by Fire Captain Alan Calhoun. Also: a video of fishhook extraction methods as applied to kayakers (specifically, Jeff Aurrecoechea)

 Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Sun 21
Kapapa Island Overnight Paddle and Night Fishing has been moved to November 11

 Sun 28 Barber's Point (Deep Draft Harbor) to Pokai Bay B.P. - Meet at 8:30 for carpool. [102/C2] 11 mi. Call leader for special directions on access- don't go to the Ko Olina ramp. Here is a map of the alternate launch ramp


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

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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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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