2011 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

May to August

(updated 9/3/11)

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.

Date/
Rating
Event Tides Leader
May
Sat 7
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Mokulua Madness - Bellows Beach to Kailua Boat Ramp: including a surf-n-snack stop at the Mokes. Weather permitting, maybe a stop at the Plane Wreck. Meet at 7:30 for carpool, launch from Bellows at 8:30 AM 4 mi. [26/D4] Fly GoogleEarth to "Madness Beach"' Waimanalo

Matt Isono 735-3624
evil_vegita(at)hawaiiantel.net
Sun 8Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy) E-Z Glider: Lake Wilson - meet at the Walker Ave boat ramp - see map see map of Lake Wilson - at 9:30 for a 10:00 AM start. You'll need a PFD, a fishing license, an Entry Permit and a stick (see notes below See notes below) 6-10 mi. RT, depending on direction taken and water level [79/D1] Water level is back to normal Kate Schalk 235-8654
kschalk(at)hotmail.com

Sun 15
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

Ke'ehi Lagoon Cleanup and Surf Camp - Launch from "Alan's Ramp" at 8:00 AM if you want to surf; volunteers for the cleanup effort can wait 'til 10:00 - everyone meets at "Blue Pool" at 10:30. A grill will be provided for a barbeque potluck lunch, bring something to share. Also bring footwear (tennies), gloves and HD trash bags. 1 mi. RT [5/D4] Fly GoogleEarth to Alan's Ramp

Aerial photo: 70kB

 

Ed Rhinelander 497-3981
loikake(at)hawaii.rr.com & Norm Chun 247-7610
bluec239(at)msn.com
Tues 17

Meeting - Location: Meeting - Location: Aiea Public Library See map, 7:30 PM - Presentation:7:00 PM - Presentation: Kevin Ching will give a show about the recent South Molokai trip, which will probably include the YouTube sensation, "Gary and the Egrets"

Da Prez: Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sat 21
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Kailua Bay Play Day - As yet unscheduled activities. Meet at Cosette's ("the Rock House") at 8:00 AM for a potluck breakfast and planning meeting, then launch from Kailua Boat Ramp at 9:30 or so. RSVP to Cosette by Thursday nite. Cosette Harms 292-7007
cosettemt(at)gmail.com
Tues 24 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - Passamaneck Residence, Kahala (Call for directions) - 6:30 to 8:30pm Nora Passamaneck
(908) 346-4668
Sun 29
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Portlock Point - Maunalua Bay to Koko Head Cave and back. Meet at "Dumpster Beach" at 8:00 for an 8:30 start. Go past China Walls, and  Spitting Cave to the sea cave that is to the west of Hanauma Bay, (with the unwieldly name of Kaihuokapua'a). May  stop briefly at the Kaiser Estate "harbor" on the way back. Possible  headwinds, and rough seas. Life vest recommended. 5 mi. RT [18/D2] Fly GoogleEarth to Dumpster Beach

 

Hunter Johnson 223-1855 hunter808(at)earthlink.net
 
June
Sun 5 Go ahead, brag!Bragger's Rights Fishing Contest: - Location: Kualoa State Campground (main area, near the point). Optional (recommended) overnight camping on Sat night. The official notice, with maps, is here , and an entry form is here Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)lava.net
Sat 11
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Killer Ka'ena - Mokulē'ia Beach to Yokohama Beach, around the westernmost point of Oahu. Meet at Yokohama at 8:00 AM, we'll take the boats to Camp Erdman with as few cars as possible. Call Debbie in advance so she knows to wait for you. Note: Kolekole Pass has now been closed to all civilian traffic, so there will be no scenic 'shortcut' 7.5 Mi. [121/C1] Fly GoogleEarth to Mokuleia launch Debbie Wheeler 391-9820
wheelerd003(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 19
Rating: medium hard
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Makai Range to Pinky's - a prequel to the Big Kahuna. Carpool leaves Makai at 8:00AM, lunch at Pinky's in Aikahi Park afterwards. 10 Mi. [22/E1] Fly GoogleEarth to Makai Range Pier Stan McCrea 306-6578
sb.mccrea(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 21 Meeting - Location: Aiea Public Library See map, 7:30 PM - Presentation:7:00 PM - Presentation: Matt Isono will give a show, "2010: the Year in Pictures" Da Prez:
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sat 25
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Follow the Leader: Maunalua Bay to Kāhala, in and out of the surf.  Training in paddling through white water, plus three stops for snorkeling.  Meet by the dumpster in Maunalua Bay Beach Park for an 8:00 am carpool, 9:00 am launch. Life vest and tabis (reef shoes) recommended. 5 mi. [18/D2]. Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
 
July
Sat 2
Rating: medium hard
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China Walls ( Pahipahi'ālua Beach) to Haleiwa BP - Usually has a lunch stop at Waimea Bay, call Tim for details. Carpool leaves at 8:30 AM 10 mi.g[56/D1] Fly GoogleEarth to China Walls
Please note there is no fishing allowed in Waimea Bay.
Tim Sawyer 330-1108
sawyer(at)hawaii.rr.com& Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Mon 4
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Fourth of July - Meet 6:00 PM 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.) 2 mi. RT [12/C1] Zoom in Google Earth Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 10
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)

Bigger Kahuna - Kailua Boat Ramp to Kualoa Park, slightly beefier version of our regular Big Kahuna paddle. Meet at KBR at 8:00 AM for the 8:30 carpool. Launch upon return, about 9:30 or 10:00 13.5 mi. [28/F2] Fly GoogleEarth to Kailua Boat Ramp

Matt Isono 735-3624
evil_vegita(at)hawaiiantel.net/
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Thurs 14 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - Passamaneck Residence, Kahala (Call for directions) - 6:30 to 8:30pm Exalted Chairperson:
Nora Passamaneck
(908) 346-4668
Sat 16
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Hale'iwa Beach Park to Camp Erdman (Mokulē'ia) - Easy takeoff from the Park, but Mokulē'ia has been known to get rough. Meet at 8:00, carpool leaves the War Memorial at 8:30 AM 8.5 mi. [61/F2] Fly GoogleEarth to Haleiwa Beach Park Terry Shimabukuro 672-8377
gobows58(at)gmail.com
Tues 19 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Club member Andy Collins will give us an update on his work at the Papahānaumokuākea National Marine Sanctuary. Here's what he does at the office...

Note: for this meeting, we are moving back to our old digs in Kapiolani Park - see directions Map to Paki Hale.
Prez: Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sun 24
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Kaiaka Bay and adjacent streams (Paukauila and Ki'iki'i). Meet at "Mushroom Rock" at 9:30 for a 10:00 start. 4 mi. RT [64/B4] Fly GoogleEarth to Kaiaka SRA Kate Schalk 235-8654
kschalk(at)hotmail.com
Sat 30 & Sun 31 Open Ditch Fish Twitch - Fisherpersons get to pick their own favorite spot to paddle in, and any fish caught on either or both days count toward the PFT score, as long as you've paid your entry fee, and you report your catch within 24 hrs to Norm either by phone or email.
Fishmaster:
Norm Chun 247-7610
bluec239(at)msn.com
 
August
 
Sun 7
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Ke'ehi to Moanalua Gardens - 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) - what's left of it - after the paddle. Meet at 8:00 AM for an 8:30 launch 2 mi. R.T. [5/D4] Fly GoogleEarth to "Alan's Ramp" Hunter Johnson 223-1855 hunter808(at)earthlink.net
Sat 13
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Kahana to Mālaekahana - 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
Note: due to a previous commitment, Stan's beach house on Mālaekahana Beach will not be available for overnighting
Tim Sawyer 330-1108
sawyer(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 14
Rating: medium hard
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Mālaekahana 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. 9 mi. [52/C1] Stan McCrea 306-6578
sb.mccrea(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 14
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
"The Krazy Kahuna" - Mālaekahana to Hale'iwa - the Ironman Paddle :-) for the truly crazy. Besides being long, this run goes around Kahuku Point, which can be pretty rough. Pre-qualifying with John is required! 18 mi. [52/C1] John Enomoto 737-9514
john(at)gobananaskayaks.com
Tues 16

Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Kalalau! A visual recap of the recent trip to Kauai's North Shore by Doug Peebles and friends.

Da Prez:
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sun 21
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

Bobbi & Norm in the very first RegattaWindbag Regatta - Maunalua Bay Boat ramp (Hawaii Kai) to Wai'alae Beach Park in Kahala by any wind-driven means - sails, kites, umbrellas, bedsheets on sticks, old raincoats, whatever. Carpool leaves Maunalua Bay Beach Park at 8:30 AM. Race will begin at 11:00, or when the Race Director determines there is enough wind. Regular paddlers are welcome but a WMD (wind management device) is required for the competition. Club Members: $10 early entry fee, $20 on the day of the race. Non-members: $20 early/$30 on the race day 4-5 Mi. [18/D2] Fly GoogleEarth to the start point There is also a map of the WBR Course Aerial view of the race course

An entry form for this event is here . Deadline is Aug 16.
An after-race BYO potluck lunch will be at Nora & Yale's house.

Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)lava.net
Sat 27
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Old Pokai Bay to Mākua Beach - usu. a beautiful flat-water paddle with possibility of dolphins. Meet at Pokai Beach at 8:00 AM. Carpool at 8:30; launch at 9:00. 6.5 mi. [111/D4]. Fly GoogleEarth to Makua Bay Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 28
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
ACA Clinic - Beginners' Skills - Hilton Lagoon, Waikiki, 8:30 AM to 10:30. Arrive early at the heliport parking lot to deal with paperwork, clinic starts at 8:30 sharp. Free for Club members, $10 for non-ACA members. Steve Enomoto and Joe Hu will be helping, so 10 - 15 paddlers is the max. Calling ahead is strongly advised [12/D1] Kevin Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com

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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.

Tides:
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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OTHER NOTES:

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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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. 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 if you don't mind using your credit card.
    Here is a list of the places that sell fishing permits
  2. 2) Lake Wilso Only: 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. 3) A fishing pole (Note: we are unofficially told that this one is no longer required)
  4. 4) A life vest for each person on the water.

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 year (12 months from date of purchase). Be forewarned: Wahiawa Sporting Goods (California Ave) is no longer in business, so youcan't pick permits up there anymore.

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:

Downtown location for fishing licenses and permits

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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