2010 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

September to December

(updated 4/20/11)

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.

Event Tides Leader
Sat 4
Rating: medium hard
Masters' Windbag Regatta - Fun race from Hawaii Kai to Diamond Head Buoy. Meet at "Dumpster Beach" in Moanalua Beach Park at 8:00am for an 8:30 carpool - race starts when everybody gets back. Non-sailors welcome, but racers need to talk to Chuck no later than the Aug 17 meeting. 7.5 mi. [18/D2] Fly GoogleEarth to Dumpster Beach Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180

Mon 6
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

(Labor Day) Roughwater Swim - Volunteers in kayaks needed for swimmers' escorts. Contact Paul in advance with your T-shirt size, and meet at the Hilton Lagoon parking lot (Old Heliport) at 8:30 AM No adjustment necessary Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
Tues 7 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - Passamaneck Residence, Honolulu (call for directions) - 6:30 to 8:30pm Nora Passamaneck
(908) 346-4668

Fri 17 to Sun 19

K-Bay Bash logoKaneohe Bay Bash & Kayak Papio Fishing Contest: Grand Prize is an Ocean Kayak Drifter Angler! Details and applications are available here go to contest page
If you don't know where Kualoa Campground 'A' is, there is an aerial photo page here Kualoa Campround photos and a GoogleEarth flyover here Fly GoogleEarth to Kualoa Campground Campsites are available for Friday & Saturday nights on a FCFS basis. Races and competitions for non-fishers on both days!

Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com (Bash Fun)/
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com (Fishing)
Tues 21

Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Nora Passamaneck and Cosette Harms give a visual recap of the comings-and-goings this year on the island of Lana'i

Da Prez:
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
Sat 25
Rating: V. advanced (long distance)
Kahana Bay to Malaekahana SRA - Outside the reef - Because conditions can be rough here, paddlers must prequalify with leader. Midpoint early takeout at Haaula BP (6 miles). Carpool leaves Kahana Park makai parking lot (see map ) at 8:30 AM 10 mi. [46/F1] Fly GoogleEarth to Kahana Bay
Optional: camp out the night at Stan's beach house on Malaekahana Beach (slightly north of the State Park), in prep for Sunday's paddle. Must call Stan in advance (see paddle below) for res and directions
Adjustment necessary Tim Sawyer 330-1108
Sun 26
Rating: V. advanced (long distance)
Malaekahana to 'China Walls' (around Kahuku Point) - Meet at 8:00 AM, carpool leaves at 8:30, launch at 9:00. Because of commonly rough conditions, paddlers must call Stan to pre-qualify. Possibly windy. Adjustment necessary Stan McCrea 306-6578
Sun 26 The Blue Angels aerobatic teamThe Blue Angels! A flotilla will form in Kaneohe Bay on Sunday morning on board Doug's boat, maybe a few others. Bring beverages and snacks - and earplugs! Call Doug to reserve a spot (FCFS) on deck and find out where to go to get on board. Actual tide doesn't matter Doug Peebles 342-7930
Sat 2
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Makai Range to Kailua - with a stop at the Mokuluas for snacks and maybe a little surfing. Carpool leaves Makai Pier at 8:20 sharp. 7.5 mi. [22/E1] Fly GoogleEarth to Makai Rane Pier Steve Harris 226-2006

Sun 10
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

Sans Souci to Keehi Lagoon - see what Waikiki looks like to the sea turtles. Meet at 8:00 for an 8:30 carpool. Launch about 9:30. 7 mi. [13/E1] Fly GoogleEarth to Sans Souci Beach Stan McCrea 306-6578
Sun 17
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Ewa Beach to Kahe Point (Electric Beach) - Around Barber's Point.Carpool leaves EwaBeach Park at 8:00, launch at 9:00. Call Ed for carpool details 13 mi. [98/#1] Fly GoogleEarth to Ewa Beach Ed Rhinelander 497-3981
Tues 19 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Plank-owning member Mark Rognstad will give a show about kayaking in the Sea of Cortez (aka the Gulf of California) in Mexico. Also - Elections of Officers for 2011 Pres: Incoming
Sat 23 & Sun 24 Brutus the BraggertBraggers' Rights Fishing Contest - Hale Koa Beach, KMCBH, Kaneohe Bay. Camping on Fri nite recommended for an early start on Sat morning. Rules, base-access instructions and driving directions are here Braggers' Rights rules PDF 
Tim Sawyer 330-1108
sawyer(at)hawaii.rr.com/ Norm Chun 247-7610
Sat 30
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)

Keehi to Moanalua Gardens and back - Launch from "Alan's Ramp" (Keehi Marine Education Center) and head up to the back door of the Gardens. Some might wish to stop for lunch at La Mariana Sailing Club (LMSC) after the paddle. Meet at 8:30 AM for a 9:00 launch 2 mi. R.T. [5/D4] Fly GoogleEarth to "Alan's Ramp"

Aerial Photo: 71 KB
Hunter Johnson 223-1855 hunter808(at)earthlink.net
Sat 6
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Masters' Hui Buoy - Launch at 8:00 from Kailua Boat Ramp.Surfers and EZ Gliders head over to the Mokulua Islands, while fisherpersons head out to sea to fish on the Kailua Wave Buoy, about 2 miles further out, before joining forces again on the Mokes for refreshments and wild stories. 6 mi. R.T. [28/E2] Fly GoogleEarth to Kailua Wave Buoy Rusty Lillico 286-6514
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
Fri, Sat & Sun (12, 13 & 14) Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - Hale Kalahunu (House of Calhoun), Lana'i City, Lana'i - All day Sat - Agenda: Election of Chairperson; 2011 event schedule Camping available at Hulopoe Beach, hotel rooms at Lana'i Lodge, plenty of time to play... Nora Passamaneck
(908) 346-4668 / Alan Calhoun 291-5505
Tues 16 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Professional photographer and Club member Douglas Peebles will give a show of places he's been to recently in the South Pacific Prez: Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
Sun 21
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Clean the Stream - Kahana Stream brush clearing party: bring kayaks plus saws, shears, machetes, first-aid kits, etc to the Kahana Valley Beach Park mauka parking lot at 10:00 AM. Call George in advance to tell him you're coming - at least six boats are needed to make this work [46/F1] Fly GoogleEarth to Kahana Stream   George Shoemaker 237-8992
Sun 28
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Up the Creek - Kahana Stream, from start to finish, with a hike at the top. Contingent upon the successful clearing of the stream the previous week (see 11/14, above); check with George.  If it’s a go, meet at 9:30 am in the first makai parking lot north of the Kahana Stream Bridge. [46/F1] 2 mi. RT, not counting the hike Fly GoogleEarth to Kahana Stream   George Shoemaker 237-8992
Sun 5
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Heeia Kea to Coconut Island - Meet at He'eia Kea Canoe Hale at 8:00 AM for a 8:30 launch, arrive at the island by 9:15. There will be a $5-per-person "donation" to HIMB for the docent program, and all participants must be ACA members and sign the waiver. There will be a guided tour - and a movie!
Weather for the weekend is forecast to be windy trades, so be prepared... (at least the paddle back will be speedy!) The landing spot on the island is different this year: click on the Flying Eye under the tide chart to see where it is 3.5 mi. RT [37/E2] Fly GoogleEarth to He'eia Kea Pier

Aerial Photo of paddle route: 89KB

Kevin Ching 947-4526
Sat 11 & Sun 12 (Also: Honolulu Marathon on Sunday)
Last Ditch Fish Twitch - Any fish caught anywhere in the Islands count towards the 2010 PFT trophy - next-to-last chance!

Norm Chun 247-7610
Sat 11
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Kahala to Hawaii Kai, along the Gold Coast. Carpool leaves Waialae Beach Park at 8:00 for a 9:00 AM launch 4 mi. [14/A2]
(This is is last chance at the PFT title! - see above)
No adjustment necessary Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
Tues 14
Merry Xmas
Meeting & Annual Club Christmas/Hannukah/Solstice/Winter Break Party, 5:30 PM to 9:00 - will be at Doug & Margaret Peebles' house again, on Kaneohe Bay next to the Yacht Club. Potluck dinner, Our famous "Gift Grab", slide shows, fishing awards & the 2009 Photo Contest! Look for directions and parking info on the map Go to map. Setup & breakdown help needed, as always... Gary Budlong 737-8893 / Rusty Lillico 286-6514
Sat 18
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Around & Outside Keehi - Mangrove mysteries & secret surf spots! A rambling tour of the channels around the end of the Reef Runway. Meet at Alan's Ramp at 8:30 AM 2 mi. RT [6/D1] Fly GoogleEarth to Keehi Lagoon No adjustment necessary Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
Sat 25 (Christmas Day)    

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* 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. If you hover your mouse over the tide graphic, you MIGHT see the times adjusted, to the best of my ability, for the area of the launch (particularly for fishing or other Special Events). White 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.

An all-seeing eye indicates that an aerial photo of the area is available. Hover to see file size - some can be rather large. A blue globe will open a view in a Google Earth window, if you have it installed on your computer (you should definitely have it - it's way cool, and it's free). A down-pointing arrow is a jump-link to a different place on the same page; an out-of-the-box arrow will take you to another page on this site; the same icon with a black border will take you off-site.

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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 download a copy of the release/waiver by clicking here for a PDF file you can print.

*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 location given in the schedule. 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, an agenda, or location directions.

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