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2006 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

May to August

(updated 12/27/06 )

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, ratings and map references.

Date Event Tides Rating Leader

May
Thurs 4
Steerage Committee (Planning) Meeting - Hu & Tsuji Offices, Fort St - 6:30 to 8:30pm - Agenda: Surf Aloha 2006, ideas for next Easter, etc.
Jodi Dingle, Chairman 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com
Sat 6
E-Z Gliders: Kahana River - Paddle starts at 2 PM - pease contact Susan before the paddle to discuss lunch and carpool options. See map
Susan Strinkowski 541-2749 Susan.Strinkowski(at)cms.hhs.gov
Sun 7
Rusty Lillico Fishing Contest (Bragger's Rights)- Malaekahana SRA - campout the night before for an early start. Click here for a location map and the rules.
Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 14
(Mothers' Day) ITC International Triathlon in Waikiki - Kayakers needed as water-safety helpers for the swim portion of this huge event, held this year in the Ala Moana Park (Magic Island) Lagoon. The Club actually gets paid for this, plus you get a Triathlon Staff T-shirt.
Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 16
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Review of the Easter Weekend with slides and videos of grown people behaving oddly!

Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Sun 21
Makai Range Pier to Kailua Boat Ramp, with a stop at the Mokuluas for snacks and surfing. Carpool will leave the pier at 8:00 AM sharp 7.5 mi. 22/E1] Small photo - 30Kb Large photo - 113Kb
Steve Harris 226-2006 sharris(at)lava.net
Sun 21 Kailua Masters' "Flat Island Swim" - back again by popular demand! Kayakers needed to help keep swimmers off the rocks in Kailua Bay during near-shore race. Free T-shirt.  
Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sat 27 Keehi Surf/Island Cleanup/Night Fishing : Postponed to June 24
   
Sun 28
"Outrigger Swim" - Kayakers needed to patrol easy open-water swim in Waikiki. Volunteers get a T-shirt and a place in line at the Outrigger Canoe Club's legendary brunch buffet!
Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com

June 
Sat 3 "Two Thirds Surf Clinic" - last chance to brush up your wave-carving skills before the Surf Aloha 2006 competition. Meet at Maunaloa (Hawaii Kai) Boat Ramp at 9:00 AM
Alan Calhoun 621-6146
kayak-fool(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 4

"Dolphin Quest": - Makua Bay to Kaena Point & back [117/C4] 8.5 mi. RT. Even if no dolphins, this is usually a beautiful flat-water paddle.

Leader Needed
Sat 10 to Sun 11
"Surf Aloha" Kayak Surfing Contest at White Plains Beach, Kalaeloa. [101/A1] Information, maps, and official forms are available here.
 
Jodi Dingle 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com ;
Lois Miyashiro 551-0637 loikake(at)hawaii.rr.com ; Maghna Zettle 753-1339 mmaliaz(at)hotmail.com
Sat 17
Retro Paddle - Postponed -Back to the roots! All inflatable kayaks like the old days. Location and new date TBA
Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 18
Heeia Kea Pier to Kapapa Island, with a stop at the Sand Bar. Bring lunch. 5 mi. RT [37/E2] Meet at the canoe hale by 9:00, launch by 9:30.
No Leader volunteered :-(
Tues 20
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Lucky Lindsey from Go Bananas will show slides and video of her recent kayaking - and bungee-jumping - trip to New Zealand's South Island
Joe Hu, Pres.
528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Sat 24
Keehi Surf/Island Cleanup/Barbeque : Launch point for the surfers is Sand Island Marine Education Center "Alan's Beach" (see map) at 8:00 AM. Sybarites (slackers) & others can mosey on out about noon. Ground-zero will be "Blue Lagoon" (a.k.a. "Steve's Pool"). Bring stuff for the barbie, snacks, drinks and plenty heavy-duty trash bags for the clean-up 1 mi. R.T. (for the pool) [5/D4] Contact Chuck NOW - don't wait until the weekend Aerial Photo - 54Kb
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net

July 
Sun 2
"The Big Kahuna" - 'Pinky's' parking lot in Pali Palms Plaza in Aikahi, around Moku Manu Is. and Mokapu Peninsula to Heeia Kea Harbor 12 mi. [27/B2] Carpool leaves Aikahi at 8:15 am sharp
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Gary Budlong 737-8893
Tues 4
(Independence Day) Fourth of July in the Ala Wai (?!) - - Because of the lingering effects of the recent sewage spill, there won't be any real paddle this year. Instead, club members can have a make-believe paddle, meeting on the shore to watch the fireworks. Gather on the last breakwater (past the Hilton lagoon parking lot) at around 7:15 or so. Bring snacks & libations, and a radio if you want to hear the simulcast music. The show starts at 8:30. [12/C1]
Joe Hu 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Thurs 6
Steerage Committee (Planning) Meeting - Hu & Tsuji Offices, Fort St - 6:30 to 8:30pm - Agenda: Nominations for Officers & Board members

Jodi Dingle, Chairman 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com
Fri 7 to Sun 11
Windward Oahu Tour: Postponed to July 22
Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 16
Windbag Regatta - Maunalua Bay B.P. (Hawaii Kai) to Waialae B.P. (Kahala) by kite, sail, bedsheet, whatever... Regular paddlers are welcome, but a WMD (wind management device) is required to compete for prizes and glory. $10 entry fee, $15 on the day of the race. 4.5 mi. [18/D2] If no wind, alt. date: Sept 24 - Click here for entry form, and send it in early!

 

 Kevin Ching 947-4526 mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com
Tues 18
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Videos and slides of the recent Surf Aloha 2006 competition

 Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Sat 22
 Haleiwa BP to Camp Erdman (Mokuleia) Postponed to September 2

Alan Calhoun 621-6146
kayak-fool(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sat 22 to Sun 23
Windward Oahu Tour: Kailua Beach Park to Kapapa Island to Kahana Valley. Who says you can't do expeditions on Oahu? Practice your packing-and-camping skills with this 19 mile overnighter [28/E2]
Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 30
'China Walls' (Pahipahialua Beach) to Haleiwa Beach Park - call Tim for directions [56/D1] 10.5 mi.
Tim Sawyer 330-1108 sawyer(at)hawaii.rr.com

August 
Sun 6 "Open Ditch Fish Twitch"- Fisherpersons get to pick their own favorite spot to paddle in, and any fish caught count toward the PFT score.
 
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Fri 4 to Sun 6
Off-Island: Lanai Daytrippers - A neighbor island trip, paddling empty boats. Camping at Hulopoe (“White Manele”) Beach, with restrooms, showers, and barbeque grills. Day trips to various spots on the island.: three paddles of moderate difficulty, along beautiful coastline. Contact Alan for details and deadlines.
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Alan Calhoun 621-6146
kayak-fool(at)hawaii.rr.com
Fri 11 to Thurs 17
Off-Island: Circle Lanai - Paddle and set up camp each day for seven days. Challenging conditions and long distances. Experienced paddlers only. Contact Alan for details and deadlines.
Alan Calhoun 621-6146
kayak-fool(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 13 Barber's Point (Deep Draft Harbor) to Pokai Bay B.P. - Meet at 8:30 for carpool. 11 mi. [102/C2] Call leader for special directions on access- don't go to the Ko Olina ramp. Here is a map of the alternate launch ramp
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Kevin Ching 947-4526 mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com
Tues 15
Meeting - Church Of The Crossroads, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Joe Hu will give a slide show & MM presentation on Kalalau Valley, Kauai
 Joe Hu, Pres. 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net
Sat 19
Maunalua Bay B.P. (Hawaii Kai) to San Souci - Carpool leaves the ramp at 8:00 AM "Possibly challenging" Mid-point take-out at Waialae B.P. (Kahala Beach) 4.5 / 8.5 mi. [18/D2]
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Kaneohe Bay Kayak Papio Tournament: Due to other schedule conflicts, this will be held in September - date TBA
 
Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 27
"Old" Pokai Bay Beach Park to Makua Beach - A spectacular paddle, don't miss it. Car pool at 8:30 AM. Meet at the old Pokai Bay Beach Park at the end of Waianae Valley Road - 6.5 mi. [111/D4]
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com

*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:
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). Typed times for high tide and low tide are adjusted, to the best of my ability, for the area of the launch. Tide chart graphics are for Honolulu Harbor, and are not adjusted - windward-coast tides are approx. 1-1/2 hrs earlier than Honolulu. Red bars on the charts indicate the times that the moon is visible for the Islands. Chart is courtesy Hawaiian Fishing News.

A small airplane indicates that an aerial photo of the area is available. Hover to see file size - some can be rather large.

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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 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 on the first Thursday of every second month, 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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