2011 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

September to December

(updated 9/9/12 )

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 3
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Masters' Windbag Regatta - Fun race from Hawaii Kai to Diamond Head Buoy, maybe even with prizes. Meet at "Outback Beach" (across from Outback restaurant, see photo) in Moanalua Beach Park at 8:00am for an 8:30 carpool to Sans Souci - 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] Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
Mon 5
Rating: medium hard
(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 8:00 AM. Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
Tues 6 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - Passamaneck Residence, Kahala (Call for directions) - 6:30 to 8:30pm Exalted Chairperson:
Nora Passamaneck
(908) 346-4668
Thurs 8 - Tues 13 The Big Island POSH Paddle - No camping! Indoor showers! Launch at Kawaihae Harbor on Friday; stop at three resorts as we head south and enjoy the coast along the way; take-out at Honokōhau Harbor on Monday.  Call Aimee or Debbie by July 31 if you’re interested, since reservations must be secured Aimee Chilan 988-0712
Sat 10 & Sun 11 Open Ditch Fish Twitch - Fisherpersons get to pick their own favorite spot to paddle in, and any fish caught count toward the PFT score. Report any fish caught within 24 hours to Norm.
Norm Chun 247-7610

Sat 17
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

Dolphin Quest - Mākua Bay to Kaena Point and back. Meet at the north end of Mākua Beach at 8:30 AM (no carpool) Bring mask and fins. 8 mi. RT [17/C4] Fly GoogleEarth to Makua Beach Maghna Zettle 753-1339
Debbie Wheeler 391-9820
Tues 20 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Club member Cosette Harms has a show about kayaking around Isla Espiritu Santos, in Baja Mexico Da Prez: Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
Sat 24 & Sun 25

No more the Bash!Kane'ohe Bay Bash & Kayak Papio Fishing Contest:Has been oficially cancelled for this year. Many apologies...

Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com(fishing) &
Gary Budlong 737-8893 (bash)
Sun 2
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Kaiaka to Hale'iwa - Meet at Kaiaka State Rec Area (Waialua) at 8:30 AM. Launch from the north beach and paddle to Haleiwa, up the Anahulu Stream, and back to Kaiaka, possibly with an excursion up the Ki'iki'i and Paukauila Streams, time allowing [ ] Fly GoogleEarth to Kaiaka State Rec Area Norm Chun 247-7610
bluec239(at)msn.com / Rusty Lillico 286-6514

Sun 9
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

Sans Souci to Keehi Lagoon - Waikiki, Kewalo and Sand Island. Meet at the Natatorium at 8:00 AM for the 8:30 carpool, launch approx 9:30. 7 mi. [13/E1] Fly GoogleEarth to Sans Souci Beach Hunter Johnson 223-1855 hunter808(at)earthlink.net
Sun 16
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Ewa Beach to Kahe Point (Electric Beach) - Around Barber's Point. Carpool will leave Ewa B.P. at 8:00 AM, launch around 9:00. 13 mi. [98/E4] Fly GoogleEarth to Ewa Beach Park Ed Rhinelander 497-3981
Tues 18 Meeting - Location: Wellspring Covenant Church, 99-900 Iwaena St, Halawa Park (Map available here Go to map of Halawa Valley), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Gary Budlong gets us ready for the upcoming trip to Palau by showing us what it was like in 1992! Real archival stuff! Also: Nomination of Officers for 2012 Da Prez:
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
Sat 22
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Two Beer Beach - Afternoon start to camp the night at Kaloko Cove, and hooking up with Matt's group in the morning as they go by on the way to Hawaii Kai. Meet at Makai Pier at noon for carpool. 11 mi. [22/E1] Fly GoogleEarth to Makai Pier Fly GoogleEarth to Two Beer Beach Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net /
Sun 23
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Weed out the Wimps - Makai Pier to Hawaii Kai (or maybe even Kāhala) via Makapu'u Point, Sandy's Beach and Portlock Point, picking up the group from Two Beer Beach on the way. Meet at Makai Pier at 8:00 for an 8:30 carpool, launch on return. 11 mi.g [22/E1]Aerial Photo - 43Kb Fly GoogleEarth to Makai Pier Matt Isono 735-3624
Sun 30
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Makai Pier to Kailua Boat Ramp, with perhaps a stop at the Plane Wreck and/or the Mokes. A little snorkeling, a little surfing... Carpool will leave the pier at 8:20 AM sharp 7.5 mi. [22/E1] Fly GoogleEarth to Maki Pier Norm Chun 247-7610
Tues 1 Camping permits: Volunteers needed to phone-blitz the Parks & Rec ranger for Easter site permits. Same idea as before, but THIS is the real date to do it! Rusty Lillico 286-6514
Sun 6
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
He'eia Kea Pier to Kualoa Park - via Kapapa Island Carpool leaves He'eia at 8:00 AM for a 9:00 launch. 5 Mi. [37/E2] Fly GoogleEarth to He'eia Kea Kate Schalk 235-8654
Sun 13 Yearly Paddle Schedule Planning Meeting - location: Chez Passamaneck, Kahala, 1:00 PM - bring stuff for the barbie! Nora Passamaneck
(908) 346-4668
Tues 15 Meeting - Location: Wellspring Covenant Church, 99-900 Iwa'ena St., Halawa Park (Map available here Go to map of Halawa Valley), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Da Hui's Got Talent! Members' photographic efforts critiqued by a certain famous profesional photographer who will also give a clinic on how to take great photos. Bring your best 5 photos on a thumb drive (USB) to the meeting. Photos can be of any subject matter, but need to have been taken during a Club-related or other kayaking-related event.
Also: Election of Officers for 2012
Da Prez: TBA
Sun 20
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 27
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 11/20, 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 4
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 3.5 mi. RT [37/E2] Kevin Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com /
Cosette Harms 292-7007
Fri 9
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Full Moon and Fireworks paddle, Waikiki - Launch at 6:00 PM from the "Old Heliport" at Hilton Lagoon (behind Ilikai Hotel). Bring snacks and drinks and some way to illuminate your boat in the dark - blue or white Cayalume lightsticks work well. 2 mi. RT [12/D1] Gary Budlong 737-8893&
Rob Muphy 398-0542
Sat 10 & Sun 11 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 Norm with your tally at the end of the day.
Fishmaster: Norm Chun 247-7610
Sat 17
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Hawaii Kai to Kāhala, along the Gold Coast. Carpool leaves Moanalua Bay Beach Park at 8:00 for a 9:00 AM launch 4 mi. [18/D2] Fly GoogleEarth to Moanalua Bay
(This is is last chance at the PFT title! - see above)
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
Tues 20
Merry Xmas
Annual Club Christmas/Hannukah/Solstice/Winter Break Party, 5:30 PM to 9:00 - Location: Hawaii Trail & Mountain Club, 41-023 Pu'uone St, Waimanalo. See map
Sun 25 (Christmas Day)    
Sat 31      

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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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