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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 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

Mon 3 Labor Day
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
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Thurs 6
Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - Hu & Tsuji Offices, Fort St - 6:30 to 8:30pm - Agenda: 2008 Paddle Schedule
Jodi Dingle 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com
Sun 9
Kahana Bay to Malaekahana SRA - Outside the reef - Because conditions can be rough here, paddlers must prequalify with Jeff or Tim. Midpoint early takeout at Haaula BP (6 miles). Carpool leaves Kahana makai parking lot (see map) at 8:30 AM 10 mi. [46/F1]
Tim Sawyer 330-1108 sawyer(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sat 15 - Sun 16
Kaiaka Campout - Overnight stay at Kaiaka State Rec Area between Haleiwa and Waialua. Sunday's paddle is Kaiaka Bay and the Paukauila Stream in Waialua (9:00 AM) Call Bim by Wed to confirm camping for permits [64/B4] There is an aerial photo of the area here

Bim Bousman 949-4524 bim.bousman(at)yahoo.com

Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Past Club president Joe Hu will host a slide-and-video review of the recent 25th anniv. paddle to Kauai, wherein 36 - yes, 36! - kayaks decended on the world-famous Na Pali Coast State Park. Also: nominations of Club Officers for 2007. Please consider volunteering for something...

Co-Presidents: Gary Budlong 737-8893 /Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Fri 21, Sat 22 & Sun 23
Kaneohe Bay Bash and Fishing Tournament - New! Improved! In fact, completely different! Now a 2-day event involving camping, kayak races, scavenger hunt and a fishing contest, and we're giving away two kayaks! Details on the weekend frolic are to be found here , the fishing contest here, and the fishing rules and registration are here.

Gary Budlong 737-8893

Sat 6

Keehi Lagoon to Moanalua Gardens - round trip will take us up the Kalihi Stream to a lunch stop in the famous privately-owned park (or you can paddle under the freeway and have lunch at Bob's Big Boy!) Meet at 10:30 at "Alan's Ramp", (1st right turn after the Sand Island Bridge, in the Marine Educ. & Training Center - see photo) [6/D1] 5.3 mi RT

Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sat 13 & Sun 14 Special Event: "Blues On The Bay" - the US Navy's Blue Angels aerobatic team has two air shows in Kane'ohe Bay, over an area near Coconut Island that will be accessible to kayers and other boaters. Information on the show is available at the MCBH site (along with the all-important Notice To Mariners) and the Blues On The Bay site. Launching is possible at He'eia Kea pier, but parking may be hard.
Tues 16
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: - In 1942, only six months after the decimating attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States struck back and won the Battle of Midway which arguably began the end of the war, and it was right here in Hawaii's own "back yard" - the Northwest Islands (NWHI). To explain how this happened, historian Alan Lloyd will return to give us the intriguing details, and remind us of the battle's tremendous historical signifigance. Also: Elections of Officers for 2008
Fri 19 - Mon 22
"High on Hilo" Big Island Luxury Tour - As in the past, the Club will attempt to rent a house in Pepe'ekeo (just north of Hilo) that will accomodate 10-12 people in sybaritic splendor. The group will ship boats over, and do day-paddles in areas to be determined as they go along, and return Monday PM. Call Steve to make reservations.
(but easy)
Steve Harris 226-2006 sharris(at)lava.net
Sun 28
E-Z-Glider: Sans Souci to Keehi Lagoon - Moderately long downwinder along the Waikiki shoreline and outside Honolulu Harbor [13/E1] 6.5 mi.
Stan McCrea 306-6578 sb.mccrea(at)earthlink.net

Sun 4

Makai Range Pier to Kailua boat ramp - probable snack stop at the Mokulua Islands, possible surfing, maybe snorkelling around the WWII plane crash. Carpool leaves Makai Range at 8:00AM sharp

Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sun 11
"Clean the Stream" - Kahana Stream brush clearing party - Bring machetes, shears, saws, first-aid kits, 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 
Sat 17 & Sun 18 Steerage Board Sleepover & North Pacific Kayak Symposium (yeah, right) - Brainstorming session for past & future paddle leaders. Main Agenda: The 2008 Paddle Schedule! Also, Election of Board Chairperson and approval of Board members for 2008. Conference starts 10:00 AM on Saturday. Location and details to be sent out later.
Jodi Dingle 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com
/Aimee Chilan 988-0712 aimeechil(at)hawaii.rr.com/
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 20
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: "In The Beginning..." a nostalgic 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 nostalgic. (Rescheduled from February) Also: Marine biologist Dave Krupp will give a brief Powerpoint show about Reef-Check Hawaii, the local arm of an international volunteer effort to report on the health of the world's coral reefs.

Co-Presidents: Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com / Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 25
Kahana Stream - 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 1 - Sun 2
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
Sat 8
E-Z-Glider: Sans Souci to Magic Island along world-famous Waikiki Beach! Wow! Carpool leaves at 9:00AM, paddle starts at 10:00 [13/E1] 2.2 mi.
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sat 15
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
Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 16
Double Rough-water Swim - Cancelled this year

Bim Bousman 949-4524 bim.bousman(at)yahoo.com
Tues 18
Annual Club Christmas/Hannukah/Solstice/Winter Break Party - will be at Doug Peebles ' house, on Kaneohe Bay next to the Yacht Cl;ub. Details are here and there's a map here.
Jodi Dingle 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com /
Gary Budlong 737-8893 /
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com

Merry Christmas!

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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