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2007 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

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(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 or special-day 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 3
Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - Hu & Tsuji Offices, Fort St - 6:30 to 8:30pm - Agenda: Surf Aloha 2007, rehash, er, recap, of Easter. Please note the earlier start time.
Chair: Jodi Dingle 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com
Sat 5
E-Z-Gliders Afternoon Paddle: Goat Island (Malaekahana S.R.A.) Meet at 1:00 PM in the 2nd parking lot, you'll see Steve getting ready for tomorrow's fishing contest... Launch time is 2:00 PM , you can bring food for the evening cookout if you wish, and/or camp overnight
Steve Harris 226-2006 sharris(at)lava.net
Sat 5 - Sun 6
Steve Harris' Bragger's Rights Fishing Contest - Malaekahana SRA (Kahuku) - campout the night before for an early start. Check out the map and rules here.
Steve Harris 226-2006 sharris(at)lava.net
Sat 12 Maunalua Bay Surf Clinic - last chance to brush up your wave-carving skills before the Surf Aloha 2006 competition. Meet at Maunaloa (Hawaii Kai) Boat Ramp at 9:00 AM

Alan Calhoun 621-6146
Tues 15
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: The woman who launched a thousand ships - um, boats...well okay, kayaks! Pioneer kayaker and water explorer Audrey Sutherland will help us get our 25th Anniversary under way with a show about ... well, whatever she wants, hopefully something of her modern adventures as well as the roots of kaying in Hawaii in the 80s. Tell your friends to come, the meeting is, as always, open to the public. We'll be in the Great Hall, across the quadrangle from the regular meeting room.
Co-Presidents: Gary Budlong 737-8893 /Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 20
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] Small photo - 30Kb Large photo - 113Kb
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Mon 28

Memorial Day at Keehi (island cleanup, surfing and barbeque): Surfers launch from "Alan's Ramp" () at 8:00 AM, others can mosey on out from 10:00 AM on. Cleanup and then barbecue will be on the beach next to "Blue Pool" (formerly "Steve's Pool") see map. Bring heavy-duty trash bags and gloves. 1 mi. RT [5/D4] Call Chuck for further info and directions.

Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net

Sun 3 "The Big Kahuna" - Pinky's parking lot (Pali Palms Plaza in Aikahi Park, Kailua) around tme Mokapu Peninsula and the Moku Mano Islands, then on to the Sampan Channel and He'eia Kea Pier 11 mi. [27/B2] Carpool leaves Pinky's at 8:15 sharp.

Sat 9 - Sun 10

"Surf Aloha 2007 " Kayak Surfing Contest at White Plains Beach, Kalaeloa. [101/A1] Information, maps, and official forms are available at the SurfAloha site as well as here:

Jodi Dingle 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com
Sat 16

Ka'ena Point - Camp Erdman (Mokuleia) to Yokohama Beach - Because of the complex (and v. long) carpool, you MUST register first with Debbie. Meet at Yokohama to drop the cars at 8:00 AM, launch from Erdman by 9:30. Carpool may be going thru Kolekole Pass 12 mi. [121/C1, landing at 117/A2]
There is talk of a campout at Makua for those wanting to do the Dolphin Quest on Sunday - call Debbie)

Debbie Wheeler 391-9820 wheelerd003(at)hawaii.rr.com / Aimee Chilan
Sun 17
"Dolphin Quest": - Makua Bay to Kaena Point & back [117/C4] 8.5 mi. RT. Even if no dolphins, this is usually a beautiful flat-water paddle. Meet at 8:30 for a 9:00 AM start, and a lunch is a good idea.
Maghna Zettle 753-1339 mmaliaz(at)hotmail.com
Tues 19
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Mark Hutson will give us a show about kayaking in the Bay Of Islands in New Zealand, where he's from, and the possibility of organizing a Club trip to North Island in Feb of next year..
 Co-Presidents: Gary Budlong 737-8893 /Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 24
Windbag Regatta - Maunalua Bay Boat ramp (Hawaii Kai) to Waialae Beach Park in Kahala by any wind-driven means - sails, kites, umbrellas, old bedsheets on sticks, whatever. Regular paddlers are welcome but a WMD (wind management device) is required for the competition. $10 early entry fee, $15 on the day of the race. 5 Mi. [18/D2]
Kevin Ching 947-4526 mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com

Sun 1

"The Super Kahuna" - The Big Kahuna on steroids - Sea Life Park aaallll the way to Kualoa State Park, with brief stops at the Mokuluas, Moku Manu and Kapapa! Definitely not for wimps, this will be "training" for the Molokai Channel Crossing later this summer. 20 mi. [22/E1]


John Enomoto 737-9514 info(at)gobananaskayaks.com
Wed 4
(Independence Day) Fourth of July in the Ala Wai, just like the old days - 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, who are already pretty confused, have ya noticed? 2 mi. RT [12/C1]
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Thurs 5
Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - Hu & Tsuji Offices, Fort St - 6:30 to 8:30pm - Agenda: SurfAloha recap,
Chair: Jodi Dingle 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com
Fri 13- Sun 15
Windward Oahu Tour - Fri: 10:00 AM start from He'eia Kea Pier to camp at Kualoa Park (5 mi); Sat: late start from park for lunch at Chinaman's Hat, then on to camp in Kahana Bay; Sun: paddle on around to Malaekahana SRA (10 mi) and carpool home.
Must register with Jodi by May 31, and there will be a few pre-paddle meetings. Expedition style packing here - this is a training run for those interested in going on other off-island paddles
Jodi Dingle 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com
Tues 17
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Travel photographer Doug Peebles will show pictures and tell stories from his recent Pacific adventures. See more of his work here

Co-Presidents: Gary Budlong 737-8893 /Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sat 21
Haleiwa Beach Park to Camp Erdman (Mokuleia) - Easy takeoff from the Park, but Mokuleia has been known to get rough. 8.5 mi. [61/F2]

Alan Calhoun 621-6146
Thurs 26 - Wed Aug 1 Off-Island: 25th Anniversary Trip to Kalalau Valley (Kauai) - Reliving one of our earliest Club paddles, but this time with our clothes on! (Maybe)
Joe Hu 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Sun 29
China Walls (Pahipahialua Beach) to Haleiwa BP - Usually has a lunch stop at Waimea Bay. This is an alternative paddle for those who didn't make it to Kauai... 10 mi.(g) [56/D1] Please note there is no fishing allowed in Waimea Bay.
Tim Sawyer 330-1108 sawyer(at)hawaii.rr.com

Sat 4 & Sun 5
"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
Sun 5
Maunalua Bay BP (Hawaii Kai) to Sans Souci - Mid-point takeout at Kahala Beach if you don't want to brave getting around Diamond Head. Carpool leaves the boat ramp at 8:00 AM - "Possibly challenging" 4.5 or 8.5 mi. [18/D2]
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sat 11
Kahe Point (Electric Beach) to "Old" Pokai Bay - Carpool leaves at 8:00 AM 9 mi. [102/C2]

Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Tues 21
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Club member Andy Collins makes a rare re-appearance with his presentation of good things have been happening in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) sanctuary
Co-Presidents: Gary Budlong 737-8893 /Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 26
"Old" Pokai Bay to Makua Beach - a beautiful paddle, don't miss it. Carpool leaves at 8:30 AM. Launch point is the beach park at the end of Waianae Valley Road. 6.5 mi [111/D4]
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.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.

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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