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2004 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

January to April

(updated 4/23/04)

GREEN is the next scheduled paddle, BLUE is the next Club meeting, YELLOW is a Special Event, GRAY is history

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 tide, rating and map references.

Date Event See Note Below   TidesSee Note Below Rating Leader
 

January
Sun 4  Kawai Nui Marsh "Overland" - Launch at 8:30 from Buzz's Steak House (Lanikai), head across Kailua Bay to the canal, up to the Marsh, and return via the flood control channel to Buzz's for lunch - 9 mi RT
Also: Start of 2004 Progressive Fishing Contest See Rules 

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L8:58a H12:38p

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 Rusty Lillico 254-4123
 Sun 11 "Alan's Ramp" in Keehi (inside the Marine Education Training Center on the east side of Sand Island bridge - see aerial photo) along the Waikiki shoreline and around Diamond Head to Waialae BP in Kahala. There is a mid-point put-in/take-out at the Ala Wai St. Boat Ramp for those that don't wish to go the whole distance, but all paddlers must meet at Keehi first at 8:30 to organize the carpool, regardless. Launch will be at 9:30 - 5.5 / 9.5 mi - [14/A2] Please note: this paddle is being done in reverse direction from the original published plan, at the leader's discretion. Call him on Saturday to confirm.

Aerial Photo - 40kb

H5:51a L1:20p

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Steve Harris 226-2006 sharris(at)lava.net
 Tues 13 Steerage Committee (Planning) Meeting - Hu & Tsuji Offices, Fort St - 6:30 pm Agenda: Election of Committee Chairperson; 2nd half of paddle schedule

Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
 Sun 18  Waikiki Swim Club Magic Island Race 7:00 - 9:30 AM - volunteers in kayaks needed to help with calm-water swim portion - get free T-shirt!

 L9:20a

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 Rusty Lillico 254-4123
Tues 20 Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Gary Budlong will show slides of his trip to Itatoki in the Cook Islands

 Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600
 Sun 25 <Paddle Clinic #1> - Super Bowl Surf Clinic at the Mokuluas - meet at Kailua Boat Ramp [29/E2]

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H5:21a L12:38p

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Alan Calhoun 621-6146
 

 February
 Sun 1 Weed Out The Wimps & Watch Out The Whales" paddle - Makapu'u to Hawaii Kai - Meet at 7:45am at Makai Range Pier for the car shuttle. 9.5 mi. [22/E1]

L8:18a H12:04p

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 Gary Budlong 737-9514
 Fri 6 - Mon 9 Off-Island #1: South Shore Kauai - max. 8 paddlers

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Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
 Tues 17 Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Brian Suyeoka will show us how to go after the bass and redfish in Lake Wilson on Feb 22. Also: Randy Carlson, a visiting open-water kayaking instructor from the ACA, will speak on "Safety issues in the open ocean from the kayaker's perspective."

 Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600
 Sat 21 Waikiki Swim Club Valentine's Day Biathlon 7:00 - 9:30 AM - volunteers in kayaks needed to help with calm-water swim portion - get free T-shirt! Swimmers: please check with HawaiiSwim.com

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Rusty Lillico 254-4123
 Sun 22 Lake Wilson Bass Fishing Tournament. Meet at the boat ramp (off Walker Ave) at 8:30 [79/D1] 3-4 mi RT. You'll need a fishing license and a pole, and (new!)an entry permit to be allowed on the lake. Licenses are available at most sporting-goods stores. Click here for permit details. And print out the special tournament rules. Fish caught count toward the PFT award  

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 Brian Suyeoka 927-3644
 Sun 29 Sadie Hawkins' Day - Location TBA

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Jane Skanderup 239-7007
 

 March
 Fri 5 Waikiki Full Moon With Fireworks Paddle - Hilton Lagoon (Duke Kahanamoku BP) to Waikiki and back, with a possible rest stop at Duke's - meet at the "old heliport" at 6:00 PM [12/D1] 3 mi. RT

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L9:07p

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Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
 Sat 6 - Sun 7 Night Fishing and camping practice on Kapapa Island. Launch from Heeia Kea canoe hale at 2:30pm 5 mi. RT [37/E2] 

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H2:40p L8:37p L9:45a H3:07p

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Joe Hu 528-3600
 Sun 14 E-Z Gliders Paddle #1: "Club Mokes" - Leisurely beginners' paddle out to the Mokes for lunch

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L6:10a H10:07a

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Alan Calhoun 621-6146
 Tues 16 Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Dr. Bruce Anderson from the DLNR's Div. of Aquatic Resources (DAR) will give a short presentation and then field questions about the DLNR's plan to ban all inshore gillnetting in Hawaii - a controversial move, to say the least. Public is invited. Tell your friends!

 Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600
 Sun 21 Circle Rabbit Island and Black Island from Makai Pier - surfing and snorkling - 4 mi. RT [22/E1]

L9:22a H3:45p

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Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
Sun 28 Heeia Kea boat harbor to Kualoa B.P. Brief stop at Mokolii (Chinaman's Hat) for a hike to the top for lunch. [37/E2] 7 mi.

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Flat low tide all day

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Douglas Peebles 247-9966
 

 April
 Sun 4 "Hui Buoy and Breakfast Bonanza" - Kaimana Beach Hotel (San Souci) out to the Diamond Head Buoy and back to the Elk's Club for breakfast [13/E1] 3 mi. RT

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L9:38a H3:55p

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Gary Budlong 737-9514
Fri 9 - Sun 11

Annual Easter Weekend Frolic and Debauch - see here for full details.

 Fri 9  Arrive Kualoa BP Area 'A' anytime after noon for family camping. See map.
 Sat 10  Paddle: Kualoa B.P. to Kahana Bay [42/A3] 6 mi.

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Tim Sawyer 230-8989 
 Sat 10  Paddling skills workshops, starting 2:00pm at the campsite

 Joe Hu 528-3600
 Sat 10  Easter Bonfire & Marshmallow Roast  
 Sun 11  Easter Egg Chase, Easter Bonnet Contest, and Potluck Pigout, and, of course, the Prizes!

 Joe Hu 528-3600

Tides for the weekend:

 Fri

 Sat

 Sun

 L10:47a - H6:20p

 L11:35a - H7:44p

 H8:15a - L12:52p
Tues 13 Steerage Committee (Planning) Meeting - Hu & Tsuji Offices, Fort St - 6:30 pm Agenda: Surf Aloha Competition

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 Tues 20 Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Gary Budlong and Doug Peebles will share stories and pictures of their trip to Aitutaki Atoll (Here's a hint: it's in the Cook Islands. Here's a web site about it.)

Joe Hu 528-3600
 Thurs 22 - Mon 26 Off-Island #2: Kauai Rivers - Postponed to Sept 23

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Joe Hu 528-3600 / Dani Kroll / Lois Miyashiro 551-0637
 Sun 25 E-Z Gliders Paddle #2: Kaiaka Bay and Paukauila River (Wailua) [64/B4] 3 mi RT - Cancelled

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Flat low tide all day

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Leader Needed

*Note:
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.
Times for high tide and low tide are adjusted, to the best of my ability, for the area of the launch. Tides shown in color denote extreme conditions,
red meaning a sub-datum low, and blue indicating a high of more than 2 feet. When both are in color, care should be taken while paddling in river mouths and near bay openings (such as Hawaii Kai and Pearl Harbor).
A small airplane indicates that an aerial photo of the area is available.

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Sept thru Dec 2003Index PageMay thru August

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 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 once every three months, on the second Tuesday of the quarter, 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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Some Common Abbreviations:

BP - Beach Park
PFT - Progressive Fishing Tournament
RT - Round Trip distance
SBH - State Boat Harbor
SBR - State Boat Ramp
SRA - State Recreational Area
TBA - To be announced

 Permits and Conditions for Lake Wilson Use:
3 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) As before, 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.
Here is a list of the places that sell fishing permits

A new requirement:
2) Henceforth, you must also have an "Entry Permit For Wahiawa Public Fishing Area, Oahu" also available (free-of-charge) at the above stores.

3) A fishing pole

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 it will cost you $1 extra per person, but it's instantaneous. You may also be able to pick permits up on your way there at Wahiawa Sporting Goods at 571 California Avenue

Hawaii's Fishing regulations are administered 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...

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