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.
|E-Z Gliders #1: 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. Alternate launch point: Pinky's in Aikahi, and join us as we go by, for a shorter paddle- 8 mi RTg [28/E1]||Rusty Lillico 254-4123 lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com|
|Tues 6||Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - Hu & Tsuji Offices, Fort St - 6:30 to 8:30pm - Agenda: Budget 2009||Kate Schalk 235-8654 kschalk(at)hotmail.com|
|Kahala Beach (Waialae B.P.) to Keehi Lagoon ("Alan's Ramp") Forecast is for kona winds (from the southeast.) Call Steve the night before to make sure.
There is a mid-point put-in/take-out at the Hilton Lagoon (Duke Kahanamoku Beach) for those that don't wish to go the whole distance, but all paddlers must meet at the launch point first at 8:30 to organize the 9:00am carpool, regardless. 10.2 mi. [6/D1]
|Steve Harris 226-2006 sharris(at)lava.net|
|Sun 18||Jane Skanderup, Aloha - Remembrance and kayak escort of ashes to the Mokuluas, 8:30 AM at Kailua Boat Ramp. Luncheon to follow at another location.|
Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Na Pali Coast, 2008 - Eva-Marie Nosal and Tom Fedenczuk will return with a video about their adventure last July. Also: recently-unemployed ex-Fire Chief Alan Calhoun will kick off a new series of Stuff You Can Cook On The Beach with something he will whip up at the meeting for snacks.
|Debbie Wheeler 391-9820 wheelerd003(at)hawaii.rr.com|
||"Weed Out The Wimps & Watch Out The Whales" - Makapu'u to Hawaii Kai - Those coming from Townside may call leader to arrange for a car drop-off at Hawai'i Kai. Otherwise, meet at 8:00am at Makai Range Pier for the car shuttle. 11 mi.g [22/E1]||Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net|
||E-Z Glider to the Mokes & Super Bowl Sunday Surfing Clinic - Meet at the Kailua Beach Boat Ramp at 8:30 and head out to the Mokulua Islands. Surfing not required, but those so inclined will get basic surf instruction and then practice with other experienced kayak surfers. If you don't have a good surf boat, contact the leaders in advance about borrowing one. Bring picnic snacks for lunch on the sand beach. No TVs or radios allowed! You can leave at noon-ish if ya just gotta get back for the 1:15 kickoff 3.5 mi RT [28/E2]|| Jodi Dingle 951-4360 jldingle(at)hotmail.com / Alan Calhoun 621-6146
| Sat 7
He'eia Kea to Kualoa Park - Meet at He'eia Kea Pier canoe hale at 8:30 for carpool and a 9:30 AM launch. Stop at the Sandbar, optional return to He'eia Kea (2.5 mi RT), then on to Kapapa and Mokoli'i on the way to the park 5 mi. [37/E2]
|Nora & Yale Passamaneck yalepass(at)gmail.com
|Fri 13 - Tues 17
||Off-Island: Lana'i Crossing - Depart from Lahaina, Maui early Saturday morning and cross the Lahaina Roads (Auau Channel) to Pi'ilani Beach on Lana'i. Paddle back, or continue on to catch the Manele Ferry on Monday. Size of campsites limits size of group, so register early`. Must pre-qualify with Alan||Alan Calhoun 621-6146
|Sat 14- Sun 15
||E-Z Glider: Kapapa Island & Night Fishing - Fishing on Kapapa Island in Kaneohe Bay - non-fishers and day paddlers welcome. Meet at He'eia Kea Pier canoe hale for a 2:00 PM launch. Robust footwear recommended for landing on the island. Overnighters should call Steve for gear suggestions. 5 mi. RT [37/E2]||Steve Harris 226-2006 sharris(at)lava.net|
|Tues 17||Meeting - Location Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu, 7:00 PM - Presentation: See how the champions get their boats under way - a special video on advanced paddle techniques by kayak champions Greg Barton and Oscar Chalupsky||Vice-Pres: Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net|
||E-Z Glider: Magic Island to Sans Souci & Return - Launch from the canoe ramp next to the Waikiki Yacht Club at 10:30 (no carpool). 4.5 mi RT [12/D1]||Susan Strinkowski &Joe Hu 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net|
|Sat 28 - Sun 1
||No Wimps One Nighter - CANCELLED||Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net|
|Tues 3||Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - Hu & Tsuji Offices, Fort St - 6:30 to 8:30pm - Agenda: Budget 2009 (about time!)||Kate Schalk 235-8654 kschalk(at)hotmail.com|
||Circle Rabbit Island and Black Island (Manana and Kaohikaipu) from Makai Pier - surfing and fishing. No carpool. Meet at 8:00, be ready to leave the pier by 8.30 AM - 4 mi. RT [22/E1]||Charlie Hekekia 259-7190 & Steve Harris 226-2006 sharris(at)lava.net|
|Keehi Lagoon to Ewa Beach, along the Reef Runway and across the mouth of Pearl Harbor, while looking for leftover pieces of the USS Port Roya (I'm told there are a few)l. Launch from "Alan's Ramp" (Sand Island Access Road, first right after the bridge, then right by the Marine Education & Training Center) see map
New instructions: drop boats at Keehi and drive like hell to meet Ed at Ewa Beach Park by 8:30 for the ride back to start. Call Ed the night before to let him know to expect you! 7.5 mi. [5/D4] Ed says to remind you that a (non-competitive) kite run may be expectable on this one.
| Ed Rhinelander 497-3981
loikake(at)hawaii.rr.com &Norm Chun 247-7610 bluec239(at)msn.com
|Tues 17||Meeting - Location Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Seldom Seen Slim, a.k.a. Club member Andy Collins will return with an update on the progress with the Papahanaumokuakea National Marine Monument in Hawaii's northwestern islands (NWHI), including insights into enforcement issues, their nomination to World Heritage status, and other new marine monuments||Debbie Wheeler 391-9820 wheelerd003(at)hawaii.rr.com|
| Sat 21
||Surf Launching & Landing Clinic - practice coming and going through beach surf in prep for the summer's off-island trips in touring kayaks like the Scupper Pro. Emphasis and instruction in safe procedures, careful observation and timing, recovery, all with practical exercises! Meet at Sherwood Forest Park in Waimanalo (Waimanalo Bay SRA) at 9:00 AM [21/A1 - 24/A4]|| Alan Calhoun 291-5505
kayak-fool(at)hawaii.rr.com& Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
|Wed 25 - Mon 30
||Off-Island: Kauai South Shore - Cancelled||Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net /Paul Tibbetts 734-5518 tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com|
|Sat 28 - Sun 29||Open Ditch Fish Twitch - Fisherpersons get to pick their own favorite spot to paddle in, and any fish caught 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.||NR|| Fishmaster: Norm Chun
||"Hui Buoy and Breakfast Bonanza" - Kaimana Beach Hotel (Sans Souci) out to the Diamond Head Buoy and back to the Elk's Club for a hearty breakfast. Meet at Sans Souci by 8:30 AM, launch at 9:00 so we can be back by 10:30. (This year there will be no buffet :-[ but the dining room is still definitely open for breakfast!) You'll need to call Gary or Chuck by Friday to make reservations. Bring a change of clothes. 3 mi. RT [13/E1]||Gary Budlong 737-8893 / Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net|
Here we go again with the
Annual Easter Weekend Frolic
April 10 - 12
- see here for full details.
|Follow The Leader: Maunalua Bay to Kahala, in and out of the surf. Training in paddling thru white water, plus stops for snorkeling. Meet at the small beach by the dumpster in the Maunalua Bay Beach Park parking lot for a 9:00 carpool. 10:00 AM launch. Bring snorkel gear; tabies & lifevest recommended. 5 mi. approx [18/D2]
There will be a potluck lunch & BBQ at Yale & Nora's house (Kahala) after the paddle. Bring stuff for that. Yale will give you directions at the launch meeting
|Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180 ehrhorn(at)lava.net|
|Tues 21||Meeting - Location Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Christine Brammer of the Hawaii Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary will give a show about couning and identifying humpback whales||Debbie Wheeler 391-9820 wheelerd003(at)hawaii.rr.com|
||E-Z Glider: Lake Wilson - Meet at the Walker Street boat ramp (see map ) at 8:30 for a 9:00 AM launch
You'll need a fishing permit, whether you fish or not ($5.00 at any sporting-goods or fishing store) as well as a pole (bamboo stick will do), and a special (free) entry permit for the lake. See notes below for particulars. 4 mi RT, roughly, depending on route and water level... [79/D1]
|Kate Schalk 235-8654 kschalk(at)hotmail.com|
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.
A 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.
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
†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 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 Club-related issue to be dealt with outside the forum of the General Meetings. Talk to any Club Officer for details.
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:
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 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...
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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