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2004 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

September to December

(updated 12/28/04)

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 tides, ratings and map references.

Date Event See Note Below   TidesSee Note Below Rating Leader
 

September
 Sun 4 Kahana Bay to Malaekahana State Park - Outside the reef - Due to typically rough conditions, paddlers must prequalify with Alan. Optional early takeout at Hauula B.P. (6 mi. point) Carpool leaves Kahana (ocean-side parking lot) at 0830 [46/F1] 10.5 mi.  

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Tim Sawyer 230-8989 sawyert001(at)hawaii.rr.com
 Sun 5 (Labor Day) Rough Water Swim in Waikiki - volunteers needed to escort swimmers - free lunch & T-shirt. Meet at 8:30 in front of Hilton Lagoon (Rainbow Tower)  

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Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
 Fri 10 - Sun 12 Off-Island: "High On Hilo" - Big Island luxury tour - details to follow      

 Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
 Sat 18 Moku O Loe (Coconut Island) - Round trip from Heeia Kea Boat Harbor to the UH Fisheries Reasearch Center on the island, with a tour of the facilities by one of Dr. Holland's research group. (No fishing allowed on this one, sorry!) Bring snacks for a rest stop on "Ski Point" after the tour. - 3 mi. RT - wind (going out) can sometimes be daunting...[37/E2]  

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Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 21 Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Nominations for Club Officers for 2005, election next month. - Presentation: Jeannie will show slides from the recent "High on Hilo" trip, and Brian will get us ready for the upcoming Lake Wilson event

 Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
 Thurs 23 - Tues 28 Off-Island: Kauai Rivers Tour - Postponed to Nov 10  

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Dani Kroll / Lois Miyashiro 551-0637 loikake(at)hawaii.rr.com

 October
 Sun 3 Lake Wilson Jungle Journey - Catch-and-release bass fishing and laid-back stream paddling in Wahiawa. Fishing permit and lake entry permit required whether you fish or not. See details here.

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Brian Suyeoka 927-3644 BMAO(at)hawaii.rr.com
 Sun 10 5th Annual Kaneohe Yacht Club / Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Annual Kayak Papio Fishing Tournament (KYCHWKAKPFT) - Prizes, food & fun! Starts at KYC boat ramp at 0700, fish until 2:00 pm. Details and registration forms are here. We will be sharing the Bay with the Blue Angels air show, so security and access restrictions will be in effect. See a map of the new 1000-yard security zone here. [34/C4]  

L6:02am H12:23pm moon is 3rd qtr

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 Douglas Peebles
247-9966 /
Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
 Sun 17 E-Z Gliders #4: Maunalua Bay (Hawaii Kai) to Waialae-Kahala Beach Park. Car pool leaves at 9:00 am, launch is at 10:00 4.5 mi. [18/D1]  
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Ann McLaren 945-9902 anniemckitty(at)verizon.net
 Tues 19 Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Election of Club Officers for 2005 - Presentation: Amateur historian Alan Lloyd will present a contested but fascinating theory that the Spanish "discovered" Hawaii centuries before Cook, but kissed it off as being of no economic value to Spain. (Perhaps they were right - it certainly has none today). Should be greatly entertaining. Invite your friends.

 Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
 

 November
Thurs 4 Steerage Committee (Planning) Meeting - Hu & Tsuji Offices, Fort St - 6:30 pm - Agenda: Election of Board Chairpersons; 2005 paddle schedule
Chuck Ehrhorn, Co-Chrmn. 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
 Sat 6

Makai Range Pier to Kailua Boat Ramp, with a stop at the Mokuluas for snacks and surfing. [22/E1] 7.5 mi.

Also: Paddle Clinic #3: Capsize recovery and surf safety (for 'advanced' beginners)

SAerial Photo: 29KbL Aerial Photo: 116Kb

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Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Jeff Aurrocochea 368-3891
 Wed 10 - Mon 15  Off-Island Paddle # : - Kauai Rivers    

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  Lois Miyashiro
551-0637
loikake(at)hawaii.rr.com
Dani Kroll, Joe Hu 528-3600
 Tues 16 Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: The Grand Canyon! Heinreich Albert has a slide show of his recent kayak trip down the Colorado River, and Paul Tibbets will show a short movie of his raft excursion in the same canyon the previous year. Also: review of the first part of next year's paddle schedule.

 Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
 Sat 20 "Bob's Big Boy Brunch & Brush Bash" - Keehi Lagoon State Boat Ramp up the Moanalua Stream to Bob's for lunch, a brief stroll around Moanalua Gardens, and then back down to the lagoon. You may also opt to bring your own picnic lunch and wait for us in the Gardens. Launch at 9:00 from the "old" boat ramp at the far west end of the parking lot, behind the oil tanks. [5/D4] RT 4.5 mi.
Aerial photo of launch areas in Keehi: 94Kb

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Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 21 "Clean The Stream" - Kahana Stream brush clearing party - Bring machetes, shears, saws, first-aid kit, etc and meet at Kahana Valley State Park parking lot (near the mauka restrooms) at 1:00 pm. Optional campout overnight on the beach.  
H10:24am
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George Shoemaker
237-8992 geo_shoe(at)email.msn.com
Sun 28 "Castle Swim" - Escorts needed to follow swimmers from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Beach around a few buoys and into the channel at the Outrigger Canoe Club - no T-shirts this year, but lotsa good (I mean, GREAT) food at the megabuffet after the swim. Meet at the RH beach before the start at 8:30-ish  
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Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 28 "Up the Creek with Jungle George" - Kahana Stream, from start to finish, with a hike at the top. Meet 0830 at Kahana Valley St. Park parking lot. [46/F1] 2 mi. RT, not counting the hike.

L11:00am

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George Shoemaker
237-8992 geo_shoe(at)email.msn.com
 

 December
 Sun 12 Ewa Beach around Barber's Point to Kahe Point (Electric Beach) - carpool shuttle will leave Ewa Beach at 0800 (98/E4 - 95/E1) 13 mi.  
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Jeff Aurrocochea
368-3891
 Sat 18 Waikiki Swim Club Christmas Biathlon - 7:00 at Magic Is. 4-5 volunteers needed as swim course marshalls - free Tshirt! [11/D4]

H9:31a

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Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 19 Double Rough-water Swim - volunteers needed to escort swimmers, get free lunch & T-shirt  
H10:19a
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Bim Bousman 949-4524 bimbousman(at)verizon.net
Sat 18 OR Sun 19 Last Ditch Fish Twitch - Last chance at the Progressive Fishing Tournament trophy. Anywhere you chose to fish, on any coast on any island, counts as an official paddle! You have to pick one day or the other and email Chuck BEFORE you go out. Honor system rules - call or email Chuck with your tally at the end of the day.  
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Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
 Tues 21 Club Annual Christmas Party - Hosted this year by Kaneohe Yacht Club in their "Longhouse" starting at 5:30 pm. Bring a potluck veggie dish, something to throw on the barbie (large outdoor grill available), and a $5 to $10 grabbag gift for the Bag Grab gift exchange melee. There will also be a Photo Contest (pix have to taken this past year on a kayak-related paddle) and the awarding of the Grand Prize Fish to the Prog. Fishing Tournament winner. Perhaps live music & dancing.

Merry Christmas!
 Sun 26 Ala Wai "heliport" (Duke Kahanamoku Beach) past the harbor to La Mariana Sailing Club for an optional late lunch. Carpool should be ready to leave Ala Wai by 8:30. [12/D1] 5 mi.  

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Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com

Happy New Year!

*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.

Tides:
Typed
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). Tide chart graphics are for the Honolulu Harbor, and are not adjusted - windward-coast tides are approx. 1-1/2 hrs earlier than Honolulu. Chart is courtesy Hawaiian Fishing News.

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May to AugustIndex PageJan to April 2005

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 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
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) 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 (see below).
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. This, for some reason, is not available online.

3) A fishing pole (Note: we are unofficially told that this one is no longer required)

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 calender year (12 months from date of purchase). 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...


Note: from the DAR website:

• New O‘ahu location for fishing licenses and permits

Effective immediately, 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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