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2006 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

Sept to December

(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, ratings and map references.

Date Event Tides Rating Leader

Sat 2 Haleiwa BP to Camp Erdman (Mokuleia) - Easy take off but might be a bouncy landing. Good fun, if you're ready to do the distance.  8.5 mi. [61/F2]  
Alan Calhoun 621-6146
Mon 4
Waikiki Roughwater Swim - kayaking volunteers needed for swimmer escorts. Contact Joe in advance to let him know your t-shirt size, and meet at the Hilton Hawaiian lagoon parking lot at 8:30 AM
Joe Hu 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Thurs 7
Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - Hu & Tsuji Offices, Fort St - 6:30 to 8:30pm - Agenda:
Jodi Dingle 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com
Sun 10
Kahana Bay to Malaekahana State Park - Outside the reef - Due to typically rough conditions, paddlers must prequalify with Jeff or Tim. Optional early takeout at Hauula B.P. (6 mi. point) Carpool leaves Kahana (ocean-side parking lot - see map) at 0830 [46/F1] 10 mi.
Jeff Aurrecoechea 368-3891 / Tim Sawyer 330-1108 sawyer(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sat 16
Anahulu Stream (Haleiwa) Paddle - Meet at the Haleiwa B.P.War Memorial Obelisk. Launch at 2:00 PM - Bring pupus and your favorite refreshments to share and have a floating potluck picnic as we drift back down the river. The group will reconvene at Cholo's (?) for further partying after the paddle. 2 mi. R.T. [65/A2]
Susan Strinkowski 541-2749 Susan.Strinkowski(at)cms.hhs.gov /Joe Hu 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Sat 16 Campout at Kaiaka SRA (Waialua): Gates close at 6:45 pm, reopen at 7:00am [64/B4]    
Bim Bousman 949-4524 bim.bousman(at)yahoo.com
Sun 17
Kaiaka Bay & Paukauila R./Kiikii Str. Paddle - Launch from Balance Rock (small beach and papa at west end of Kaiaka Park) at around 11:00 AM 4 mi. R.T. [64/B4]

Bim Bousman 949-4524 bim.bousman(at)yahoo.com
Tues 19
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Stan McCrea will give a show of his trip to Waipi'o Valley and beyond, on the Big Island's north shore. Also: Joe will show Dan Judson's photos of his Lake Powell trip Also: nominations of Club Officers for 2007

Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Sun 24
Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Kaneohe Bay Kayak Papio Fishing Contest (HWKKBKPFC) moved over from August: Start anywhere you want, but arrive at The Sandbar by 2:00pm for the weigh-in. Prizes, food and fun! Late lunch included. Open registration, forms must be in by Saturday 23. Registration form is here and the new rules are here.
  Rusty Lillico 286-6514 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com/
Doug Peebles 247-9966

Sat 7
Mokuluas Full Moon Paddle - paddle out to the Mokes (Lanikai) from the Lanipo St beach access at 5 PM, return about 8 or 9. Bring flashlite and snacks. 2.5 mi. R.T. [26/A4]
Steve Harris 226-2006 sharris(at)lava.net
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Slides and stories from the recent double-barreled trip to Lana'i Also: Elections of Officers for 2007 - Please read the discussion
  Joe Hu, Pres.
528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Fri 20 to Sun 22
Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Leaders' Camp - 2-day brainstorming session wherein once and future paddle leaders hash out ideas and details for the 2007 Paddling Schedule and the Club 25th Anniversary . Optional camping on Friday night, in the Small Group Campsite at Kualoa Park. Conference starts at 10:00 AM Sat
Joe Hu 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net AND the new incoming President
Sun 22 Service project: brush clearing and litter removal at and around Apua Pond (an old fishpond, now a bird sanctuary) at the tip of Kualoa Park. Volunteers needed to kokua. Bring cutting tools, appropriate clothing (shoes, long sleeves, long pants), and lunch.
Joe Hu 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Sun 29 Maunalua Bay B.P. (Hawaii Kai) to San Souci - Carpool leaves the ramp at 8:00 AM "Possibly challenging" Mid-point take-out at Waialae B.P. (Kahala Beach) 4.5 / 8.5 mi. [18/D2]
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net

Thurs 2
Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - (Site to be announced at the 10/21 Leaders' Camp) - 7:00 to 8:30pm - Agenda: Election of Board Chairperson and approval of Board members for 2007
Jodi Dingle 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com
Sun 5

Makai Range Pier to Kailua Boat Ramp, with a stop at the Mokuluas for snacks and surfing. Carpool will leave the pier at 8:00 AM sharp 7.5 mi. [22/E1]

Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sat 18 Introductory Kayaking Clinic: Return of our popular skills clinic! Brush up on your kayaking skills or learn new ones. Bring your kayak and lunch. Fee $41 nonmembers. $21 Hui members. Fee waived for Hui-ACA joint members - Kahana Bay Beach Park.
Meet at 8:30 AM, clinic starts at 9:00 - see map
Jodi Dingle 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com
/Joe Hu 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Sat 18 Kahana Bay Camp: Campout before and after the clinic and help to clean the stream on Sunday with Jungle George. Apply for camping permits beginning 8am October 18, 2006 at the State Parks Office . Call Joe about the permits.
Joe Hu 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Sun 19
"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 10:00 am.


 George Shoemaker 237-8992 geo_shoe(at)email.msn.com
Tues 21
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Missing-in-action Club member Andy Collins is now officially an "Education & Outreach Co-ordinator" for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, and will return briefly to the fold to give us a supershow about one of the largest (and healthiest) coral reefs left in the world. Open to the public - tell your friends!

Co-Presidents: Gary Budlong 737-8893 /Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Thurs 23
Sun 26
"Up the Creek with Jungle George" - Kahana Stream, from start to finish, with a hike at the top. Meet 0830 at the first makai parking lot north of the Kahana Stream Bridge (see map) . [46/F1] 2 mi. RT, not counting the hike.

George Shoemaker 237-8992 geo_shoe(at)email.msn.com

Sat 2 & Sun 3
Last Ditch Fish Twitch - Last chance at the Progressive Fishing Tournament trophy. For 2 days, anywhere you choose to fish, 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 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sun 10
Honolulu Marathon - some people think this is important... Stay away from downtown.
Sat 16 Waikiki Swim Club Christmas Biathlon - Magic Island 7:30 AM - one or two paddlers needed as safety boats for swimmers inside the Lagoon. Free T-shirt  
Ann McLaren 945-9902 anniemckitty(at)hawaiiantel.net
Sun 17
Double Roughwater Swim - Hardy volunteers needed to escort individual swimmers
Bim Bousman 949-4524 bim.bousman(at)yahoo.com
Tues 19
Club Christmas Party at Kane'ohe Yacht Club - see details here.
  Jodi Dingle 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com /Gary Budlong 737-8893
Mon 25
Christmas Day Peace on Earth ... Please!

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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