2008 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

May to August
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(updated 12/15/08)

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
Sat 3 E-Z-Gliders Afternoon Paddle: Goat Island (Malaekahana S.R.A.) Meet at 1:00 PM in the 2nd parking lot, for a 2:00 PM start. Upon return, join Tim for a BYO dinner as he gets ready for tomorrow's fishing contest... optional camp overnight 1 mi. RT [52/C2] Tim Sawyer 330-1108 sawyer(at)hawaii.rr.com & Steve Harris 226-2006 sharris(at)lava.net
Sun 4 Tim Sawyer's Bragger's Rights Fishing Contest - Malaekahana State Recreational Area (Kahuku) 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM - campout the night before for an early start. [52/D1] Check out the map and rules here. NR Tim Sawyer 330-1108 sawyer(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 6 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - Hu & Tsuji Offices, Fort St - 6:30 to 8:30pm - Agenda: Surf Aloha 2008 Please note change of date Chair: Jodi Dingle 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com
Sun 11 Maunalua Bay Surf Clinic - another chance to brush up your wave-carving skills before the Surf Aloha 2008 competition. Meet at Maunalua (Hawaii Kai) Boat Ramp at 9:00 AM for an on-shore presentation, then into the suds with some experienced surfers. Surf kayaks recommended, but not required
Jodi Dingle 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com & Aimee Chiland 545-1987 aimeechil(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 18 Makai Range Pier to Kailua Boat Ramp, with a stop at the Mokuluas for snacks and surfing. Carpool will leave the pier at 8:30 AM sharp 7.5 mi. [22/E1] Small photo - 30Kb Large photo - 113Kb Stan McCrea 306-6578 sb.mccrea(at)earthlink.net
Sun 18 Outrigger Canoe Club Swim Race - volunteers needed in kayaks as course marshalls for an open-water swim race at the Outrigger Club in Waikiki. Volunteers get a T-shirt and a free run at the famous Outrigger Sunday Brunch table! Call Rusty the week before to reserve and be at the OCC at 8:30 AM Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 20 Meeting: Moiliili Community Center, behind the Down To Earth Store on King Street near University Ave.(See map here) 7:00 PM Program: Surf Aloha 2008, including a cool kayak surf video; also a short presentation about the Windbag Regatta 2008 Co-Presidents:
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com /Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Fri 23
Tues 27
Off-Island: E-Z Glider: Kauai Rivers Paddle - Cancelled Gary Budlong 737-8893
Sat 31 Keehi Surf Session & Island Cleanup : Surfers launch from "Alan's Beach" (Aerial photo - 45kb) at 8:00 AM, others can mosey on out from 10:00 AM to join the cleanup. Potluck barbecue will be on the beach next to "Blue Pool" (see map.) Bring drinks, something to share, and something to put on the grill (provided). You'll also want to bring heavy-duty trash bags and gloves, and earplugs if the jet noise bothers you. 1 mi. RT [5/D4] Call Ed for further info and directions.
(Caution: Jellyfish watch)
Ed Rhinelander 497-3981
loikake(at)hawaii.rr.com -&- Steve Harris 226-2006 sharris(at)lava.net
Sat 7 White Plains Beach Super Surfing Scramble (WPBSSS): Practice for Surf Aloha. Meet at White Plains (Kalaeloa, where the SA meet will be) at 8:00, launch by 8:30 June 7
H 7:35
L 12:10

Debbie Wheeler 391-9820 wheelerd003(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 8 Sans Souci Super Surfing Scramble (SSSSS): More practice for Surf Aloha. Meet at Natatorium Park (Waikiki) at 8:30, launch by 9:00 Gary Budlong 737-8893
Sat 14 - Sun 15 Surf Aloha 2008

"Surf Aloha 2008" Kayak Surfing Contest

at White Plains Beach, Kalaeloa. [101/A1] Information, maps, and official forms are available at the SurfAloha site

We've also included them here for you:

We also need volunteers, as every year, whether you're a competitor or not

Tides for Sat & Sun
L 6:45a
H 2:40p
H 3:02p
Or contact: Gary Budlong 737-8893
Tues 17 Meeting - 7:00 PM - Location: Hawaii Trail & Mountain Club (HTMC) clubhouse, 41-023 Puuone St., Waimanalo. ( Here is a map of directions to find it) Presentation: Photos and wild stories from the Spring Club paddle to New Zealand Co-Presidents:
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com /Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sat 21 Ka'ena Point - Camp Erdman (Mokuleia) to Yokohama Beach - Because of the complex (and very long) carpool, you MUST register first with Debbie. Meet at Yokohama to drop the cars at 8:00 AM, launch from Erdman by 9:00. Carpool may be returning via Kolekole Pass 8 mi. [121/C1, landing at 117/A2] Tide chart
L 9:45a
H 5:25p
Debbie Wheeler 391-9820 wheelerd003(at)hawaii.rr.com & Aimee Chiland 545-1987 aimeechil(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 29 Windbag Regatta was postponed, due to uncooperative winds. It will be held on Sun Aug 10
(Caution: Jellyfish Watch)
Thurs 3 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 4 (Independence Day) E-Z-Glider: - 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
Sun 6 "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. Paddlers must definitely call John the week before, and carpool leaves at 8:00 AM sharp. 20 mi. [22/E1]
John Enomoto 737-9514 info(at)gobananaskayaks.com
Fri 11- Sun 13
Windward Oahu Tour -
  • Fri: 10:00 AM start from He'eia Kea Pier to camp at Kapapa Island (4 mi) - "night fishing";
  • Sat: late start from island for lunch at Chinaman's Hat, then on to camp in Kahana Bay (7 mi);
  • Sun: paddle on around to Malaekahana SRA (10 mi) and carpool home, or optional extra night camping.
Must register with Steve 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 21 mi total [37/E2]

Kaneohe Bay tides are approx. 2 hrs earlier than shown here
Ruddered kayaks only, not less than 11 feet.
Kate Schalk 235-8654 kschalk(at)hotmail.com & Steve Harris 226-2006 sharris(at)lava.net
Tues 15 Meeting - Kailua Sailboards "Eco-Lounge" Meeting Room, 130 Kailua Road, Kailua 7:00 PM - see road map here. - Presentation: Anthony Joyce will give a show about kayaking in the Everglades (trolling for gators?) Co-Presidents:
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com /Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 20 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]

L 8:22a
H 4:36p

Steve Harris 226-2006 sharris(at)lava.net
Fri 25 - Tues 29 Off-Island: Lanai Daytrippers - Cancelled No Leader :-(
Sun 27 China Walls (Pahipahialua Beach) to Haleiwa BP - Usually has a lunch stop at Waimea Bay, call Tim for details. 10 mi.g [56/D1]
Please note there is no fishing allowed in Waimea Bay.

Caution: Jellyfish Watch)
Tim Sawyer 330-1108 sawyer(at)hawaii.rr.com
Fri 1 - Thurs 7 Off-Island: Circle Lanai - Paddle and set up camp each day for seven days. Challenging conditions and long distances. Experienced paddlers only. Contact Alan for details and deadlines. Alan Calhoun 621-6146
Sat 2 & Sun 3 "Open Ditch Fish Twitch" - Fisherpersons get to pick their own favorite spot to paddle in, and any fish caught count toward the PFT score. NR Fishmaster: Norm Chun
247-7610 bluec239(at)msn.com
Sun 10 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 Dumpster" at 8:00 AM - "Possibly challenging" 4.5 or 8.5 mi. [18/D2]
Steve Harris 226-2006 sharris(at)lava.net
Sat 16 E-Z-Glider: - Full Moon at the Mokes - Meet at 5:30 PM at the Lanipo St beach access in Lanikai; launch at 6:00 (Moonrise is 7:07 PM) Bring refreshments of choice, a jacket in case it gets chilly, and a light to illuminate your boat on the way home. Tabis or other reefwalkers are recommended.
H 2:37p
L 9:24p
Steve Harris 226-2006 sharris(at)lava.net
Sun 17 Paddle Clinic at Kahana Bay - Meet at 10:00 AM for a 10:30 start. Beginning and intermediate paddling skills. Must be a HWK member, but you can join on the day of the event - see app & dues here. Must also be an ACA member.
Here is a map of the bay. Registration is required, event will end about 3:00 PM
Level 2 rating Joe Hu 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net &
Jodi Dingle 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com
Tues 19 Meeting - Location: Church of the Crossroads, Moiliili, Honolulu (Surprise! If you've forgotten how to get there, here's a map) Presentation: Globetrotting scuba-diver Ann Mooney will show us what it's like to dive in Australia and Indonesia Co-Presidents:
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com /Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 24 Kahe Point (Electric Beach) to "Old" Pokai Bay - Carpool leaves at 8:30 AM (meet at 8:00) - 9 mi. [102/C2]
(Caution: Jellyfish Watch)
Kate Schalk 235-8654 kschalk(at)hotmail.com
Sun 31 "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]
L 10:21a
H 4:46p
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com

* Notes:

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). Tide chart graphics are for Honolulu Harbor, and are not adjusted - windward-coast tides are approx. 1-1/2 to 2 hrs earlier than Honolulu. Typed times for high tide and low tide are adjusted, to the best of my ability, for the area of the launch. Red bars on the charts indicate the times that the moon is visible for the Islands. Chart is courtesy Hawaiian Fishing News.
Jellyfish Watches: for some reason beyond the human ken, local box jellyfish have been noted to swarm on the 9th to 11th days after each full moon.

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
†As broadcast by Radio WBA on UHF weather channels 1 or 2, or announced the night before on commercial television.

"Steerage Board" meetings are held on the first Tuesday 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 Club-related issue to be dealt with outside the forum of the General Meetings. Talk to any Club Officer for details.

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