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2007 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

Last year's schedule January to April Next part of schedule

(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

Thurs 4
Steerage Committee (Planning) Meeting - Hu & Tsuji Offices, Fort St - 6:30 to 8:30pm - Agenda: 2007 budget, next part of paddle schedule
Jodi Dingle, Chairman 951-4360 jdingle(at)hotmail.com
Sun 7
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
Sat 13
Kahala (Waialae B.P.)to Keehi Lagoon ("Alan's Ramp") Forecast is for winds from the east .
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)

10.2 mi.
Steve Harris 226-2006 sharris(at)lava.net
Sun 14 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 16

Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - "Whale Song" - Eva Nosal (UH doctoral candidate & avid whitewater kayaker & surfer) will discuss "Whale Songs and Cetacean Sounds" with slides & sound recordings

Gary Budlong 737-8893/Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sat 20 - Sun 21
Kapapa Island Night Fishing. Fishing and schmoozing on Kapapa Island (Kaneohe Bay). Check with Steve for suggestions on gear, etc. Launch from Heeia Kea canoe hale at 3:00 pm (meet at 2:00) mi. RT [37/E2] 

Steve Harris 226-2006 sharris(at)lava.net
Sat 27
E-Z-Gliders #2: Maunalua Bay to Waialae (Kahala) Beach Park. Meet at 10:00 AM in the parking lot near the Maunalua Bay State Boat Ramp (Hawaii Kai) 4.5 mi. [16/D1]
Ann McLaren 945-9902 anniemckitty(at)hawaiiantel.net
Sun 28
"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. 11 mi.g [22/E1]Aerial Photo - 43Kb
Jodi Dingle 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com

Fri 2

Full Moon and Fireworks - Meet at 5:15 at the "Old Heliport" (Duke Kahanamoku Beach, at the far left end of the Ala Wai parking lot behind the Ilikai Hotel) 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/D1]

Gary Budlong 737-8893
Sun 4
Super Bowl Sunday 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. Basic instruction and then practice with other experienced kayak surfers. 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 &Alan Calhoun 621-6146
Sun 4
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
Sat 10 E-Z-Gliders #3: Heeia Kea Pier to Ahu O Laka (Kaneohe Sand Bar). Bring lunch, sunscreen, an anchor (or lots of rope) and snorkelling gear. Optional paddle out to Kapapa Island for the Type A's (relaxation-challenged). Meet at the canoe hale by 10:00, launch by 10:30 5 mi. RT [37/E2]
Lois Miyashiro 551-0637 loikake(at)hawaii.rr.com/Peter Nicholson 396-4831 nicholson(at)hawaii.rr.com
Fri 16 to Tues 20
Off-Island: Lahaina Crossing - Depart from Lahaina Town, Maui early Sat morning and cross the Lahaina Roads (Auau Channel) to Piilani Beach, Lanai, followed by a coastal paddle down the east coast. Paddle back or catch the ferry from Manele Harbor. Size of campsite limits the group.
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 18
Heeia Kea Pier to Chinaman's Hat (Kane'ohe Bay) 5 mi. [37/E2]
Leader Needed!
Tues 20
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: "In The Beginning..." a nostalgiac look at the first years of the Club as Rusty Lillico digs out his moldy slides of the first Club trips (Lana'i & Na Pali) as well as the origins of the almost-mythic Rusty Banana's Oceanic Adventures and maybe some stuff from the Magnificent Seven trip to then-virgin shores of northwest Molokai.. Prepare to wax nostalgiac.
 Gary Budlong 737-8893/Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sat 24
E-Z Gliders: Duke Kahanamoku Beach (Old Ala Wai heliport near Hilton Lagoon)) to Sans Souci and back. Launch at 10:30 am 3.5 mi. [12/D1]
Susan Strinkowski 541-2749 sstrinkowski(at)cms.hhs.gov

Thurs 1
Steerage Committee (Planning) Meeting - Hu & Tsuji Offices, Fort St - 7:00 to 8:30pm - Agenda: Easter Weekend
Jodi Dingle 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com
Fri 2
Full Moon and Fireworks - (Does this sound a lot like the Feb 2 and Feb 24 paddles?) Same as before, except meet at 5:30 (later sunset) at the "Old Heliport" (Duke Kahanamoku Beach, at the far left end of the Ala Wai parking lot behind the Ilikai Hotel) 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/D1]
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sat 3 to Sun 4

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


Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sat 17
Circle Rabbit Island and Black Island (Manana and Kaohikaipu) from Makai Pier - surfing and snorkling. Be ready to leave the pier by 9:00 AM - 4 mi. RT [22/E1]


  Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Tues 21
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Tom Fedenczuk, another UH grad student and ardent kayaker, will share his vast knowlege and slides of volcanoes.

  Gary Budlong 737-8893/Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 25
Keehi Lagoon to Ewa Beach, along the Reef Runway and across the mouth of Pearl Harbor. Launch from "Alan's Ramp" (Sand Island Access Road, first right after the bridge, then right by the Marine Education & Training Center) see map 7.5 mi. [5/D4]

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

Sun 1
"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 8:00 AM, launch at 8:30 so we can be back at the chow line by 10:30 [13/E1] 3 mi. RT You'll need to call Gary by Friday to make reservations. Bring a change of clothes.
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
April 6 -8

Annual Easter Weekend Frolic - see here for full details.

 Fri 6  Arrive Kualoa BP Area 'A' anytime after noon for family camping. See map. Please note: We're in the Large Group Area again this year, and all of the water activities will (as of this writing...) take place at Kualoa Beach Park

  Paddle: Kualoa to Kahana at 9:00 AM (Carpool leaves at 8:30 prompt!) OUTSIDE THE REEF - because of very low tides, there may or may not be an Inside-The-Reef paddle, Tim will announce on Sat morning. (Inside is rated a 2 and outside is rated a 3+)
Tim Sawyer 330-1108 sawyer(at)hawaii.rr.com
 Sat 7 Kayaking & paddling skills workshops, starting 10:30 at Kualoa Beach Park

 Joe Hu 528-3600
  Family paddle to Mokoli'i (Chinaman's Hat) starts at 2:30 PM
Aimee Chilan
  Easter Bonfire & Marshmallow Roast at Kualoa Beach Park
The Fearless Scorch Bros.

   Malibu Two Races at 9:30 AM (team and relay races!) , followed by the Easter Bonnet Contest, Potluck Pigout, and don't forget the Prizes!
John Enomoto 737-9514
Sun 8 the Easter Egg Chase starts 10:45 AM
Joe Hu 277-3600
  Potluck Barbeque and Easter Bonnet Contest at the Main Pavillion at 12:00 noon  
  and at 1:00 PM, the Prizes! The Prizes!
Gary Budlong 737-8893

Sat 14 Ewa Beach to Kahe Point (Electric Beach) Meet at Ewa Beach Park (at the far end of Fort Weaver Road) at 8:00 AM for carpool
Alan Calhoun 621-6146
kayak-fool(at)hawaii.rr.com /Debbie Wheeler 391-9820 wheelerd003(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 17
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Jodi Dingle will pump us all up for the next SurfAloha event (on June 9 & 10) for which we need volunteers as well as competitors. Don't be shy now, it's fun! Also: Prof. Shiela Conant, of the UH Dept of Zoology, will give a talk about "Ecology of Central Pacific Seabirds"
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com / Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sat 21 Waikiki Swim Club's "Fin Swim" - 3 to 4 kayakers needed as water marshalls for early-morning (8 AM) race. Free T-shirt.
Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 22
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
Sat 28 AND Sun 29
"Open Ditch Fish Twitch"- Fisherpersons get to pick their own favorite spot to paddle in for either or both days, 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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