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2006 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

January to April

(updated 11/29/09 )

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

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 and map references. Click on rating icon for explanation & details.

Date Event * Tides* Rating Leader

Sun 8
E-Z Gliders #1: 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 [28/E1]
Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 10
Steerage Committee (Planning) Meeting - Hu & Tsuji Offices, Fort St - 6:30 to 8:30pm - Agenda: Surf Aloha 2006, membership cards, website changes, ratings system
Jodi Dingle, Chairman 951-4360 jdingle(at)hotmail.com
Sun 15
Keehi Lagoon ("Alan's Ramp") to Kahala (Waialae B.P.) 10.2 mi. [6/D1]
There is a mid-point put-in/take-out at the Ala Wai State 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 9:00am carpool, regardless. Photo of launch Point (Alan's Ramp)
Steve Harris 226-2006 sharris(at)lava.net
Sun 15 Waikiki Swim Club Magic Island Biathlon: 2-3 kayakers needed as water marshalls for early-morning race. Free T-shirt.
Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 17

Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - " Nunivak Island - An Alaskan Gem in the North Pacific" - Univ of Alaska's Martin Leonard will return to give a talk about his work and kayaking experiences in the Bering Sea. Brrr!!

Here are some links to background info of possible interest:
Martin's Bio from Sea Kayaker Mag
Alaskan kayak (qayaq) exploits PDF and Video
Nunivak Island photos and video and a Wikipedia entry
and more photos 1 2 3 4

Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Sun 29
Introductory Paddling Clinic - beginning sport skills (and survival) in the surf . Precursor to the Feb 5 clinic. Kualoa Beach Park Campground 'A' (Small Group Camping Area - same place as the Easter Camp). Click Here for details
Jodi Dingle 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com
Sun 29
"Weed Out The Wimps & Watch Out The Whales" - Makapu'u to Hawaii Kai - Meet at 7:45am at Makai Range Pier for the car shuttle. 9.5 mi. [22/E1]Aerial Photo - 43Kb
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net

Sun 5

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 Dingle 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com
Sat 11
E-Z Gliders: Maunalua Bay (Hawaii Kai) to Kahala BP (Postponed from October 9) - Meet at noon for a 12:30 carpool, trying for a 1:00-ish launch [18/D2] 4.5 mi
Ann McLaren 945-9902 anniemckitty(at)verizon.net
Sun 12
Waikiki Swim Club Valentine's Day "Run, Kiss & Swim" Biathlon: 2-3 kayakers needed as water marshalls for early-morning race. Free T-shirt.
Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Fri 17 to Tues 21
Off-Island: Lahaina Crossing - Depart from Lahaina Town, Maui early Sat morning and cross the Lahaina Rhodes (Auau Channel) to Piilani Beach, Lanai, followed by a coastal paddle down to Manele Harbor for the ferry back. Size of campsite limits the group to 5 paddlers only.
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 19
Heeia Kea Pier to Chinaman's Hat 5 mi. [37/E2]
Jane Skanderup 239-7007 jskanderup(at)yahoo.com
Tues 21
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Member Calei Ewing will show slides and talk about last autumn's paddle around Elba Island (Italy) with long-distance member Diane Kossey
  Joe Hu, Pres.
528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Sat 25
E-Z Gliders: Duke Kahanamoku Beach (Old Ala Wai heliport near Hilton Lagoon)) to Sans Souci and back 3.5 mi. [12/D1] Launch at 9:15 am
Susan Strinkowski 541-2749 sstrinkowski(at)cms.hhs.gov

Sat 4 to Sun 5

No Wimps One Night Campout - "Weed Out the Wimps" with a twist - stop at "2 Beer Beach" (Kaloko Cove) and spend the night before continuing on to Maunalua Bay Beach Park. Carpool leaves at 9:00AM, launch at 10:00 9.5 mi. [22/E1]Aerial Photo - 43Kb


Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sat 11 to Sun 12
Kapapa Island Night Fishing Fishing and camping practice on Kapapa Island Kaneohe Bay). Launch from Heeia Kea canoe hale at 2:30pm 5 mi. RT [37/E2] 
Steve Harris 226-2006 sharris(at)lava.net
Sun 19
Circle Rabbit Island and Black Island (Manana and Kaohikaipu) from Makai Pier - surfing and snorkling - 4 mi. RT [22/E1]


  Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Tues 21
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Chuck Ehrhorn shows slides of the recent "High On Hilo" trip on the Big Island

 Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Sun 26
Keehi Lagoon to Ewa Beach, along the Reef Runway and across the mouth of Pearl Harbor 7.5 mi. [5/D4]

Steve Harris 226-2006 sharris(at)lava.net

Sun 2
"Hui Buoy and Breakfast Bonanza" - Kaimana Beach Hotel (Sans Souci) out to the Diamond Head Buoy and back to the Elk's Club for breakfast.  Meet at Sans Souci by 8:30 AM, so we can be back at the chow line by 10:30 [13/E1] 3 mi. RT
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sun 9 Ewa Beach around Barber's Point to Kahe Point (Electric Beach) - carpool shuttle will leave Ewa Beach at 0800 13 mi. (98/E4 - 95/E1) Jeff Aurrecoechea 368-3891
Sat 15
Postponed from April 8 Waikiki Swim Club's "Fin Swim" at Ala Moana Park - 8:00 AM : 2-3 kayakers needed as water marshalls for early-morning race. Free T-shirt.
Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
April 14 - 16

Annual Easter Weekend Frolic - see here for full details.

 Fri 14  Arrive Kualoa BP Area 'A' anytime after noon for family camping. See map. Please note: We're in the Large Group Area this year, and all of the water activities will take place at Kahana Bay Beach Park (See map)

 Sat 15  Kayaking & paddling skills workshops, starting 12:30 at Kahana Bay

 Joe Hu 528-3600
   Easter Bonfire & Marshmallow Roast at Kualoa Beach Park
The Fearless Scorch Bros.

 Sun 16  Malibu Races and Easter Egg Chase at Kahana Bay, return to Kualoa for Easter Bonnet Contest, Potluck Pigout, and don't forget the Prizes!
Joe Hu 528-3600

Tues 18
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Member Lynn Reedel will present a multimedia show about the recent New Year's trip to Palau (Micronesia)
 Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Sun 23
Lake Wilson - you'll need a fishing permit, whether you fish or not ($5.00 at any sporting-goods or fishing store) as well as a pole (bamboo will do), and a special (free) entry permit for the lake. See notes below for particulars. Meet at the Walker Ave boat ramp at 9:00 [79/D1]
(See the map -> Aerial Photo: 100KB)
Alan Calhoun 621-6146
Sun 30
"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

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.

When tides differ by 2 feet or more, care should be taken while paddling in river mouths and near bay openings (such as Hawaii Kai and Pearl Harbor). Typed times for high tide and low tide are adjusted, to the best of my ability, for the area of the launch. Tide chart graphics are for Honolulu Harbor, and are not adjusted - windward-coast tides are approx. 1-1/2 hrs earlier than Honolulu. Red bars on the charts indicate the times that the moon is visible for the Islands. 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 on the first Thursday of every second month, 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:
4 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.
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)

4) A life vest

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 and enforced 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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Introduction to Sit-on-Top Kayaking

  when - 1/29, Sunday.  Camping Sat. night is encouraged, but not mandatory.  Gates close at 8pm.
                Clinic starts Sunday morning at 10am and will last until 3pm-ish
     where - Kualoa Beach Park - where we have the Easter Camp
                 Meet in the "Big White Dome" at 10am sharp.
     who - anyone who wants beginning instruction in SOT kayaking.
              Those who are ACA and Hui members - no charge.
              Non-Hui members must pay the appropriate Hui membership fee.
              Non-ACA members must pay $10 per person for insurance.
     requirements - All participants must bring their own kayak, paddle, paddle
               leash, PFD, any other gear and lunch.  Those who do not have
               a PFD will not be allowed to participate.  If you need to rent
               a kayak, please contact Go Bananas.

     Things you will Learn:
         Kayak transportation, kayak and equipment features and function,
         shallow and deep water entry and exit techniques, paddling strokes
         and basic boat control, landing and launching techniques, basic safety
         techniques, Hui Paddle Rating System, Hawaii water and weather basics

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