2010 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

May to August

(updated 8/31/10 )

GREEN is the next scheduled paddle, BLUE is the next Club meeting, YELLOW is a Special Event, GRAY is history
and whatever THIS COLOR is 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.

Date/
Rating
Event Tides Leader
May

Sun 2
Paddle Rating: 3

Kahana to Malaekahana - Outside the Reef: Because conditions on this coast are normally rough, paddlers must pre-qualify with Steve. There's an optional early takeout/bailout at Hauula Beach Park (6-mile point). Carpool leaves Kahana (the ocean-side parking lot - see map) at 8:30 AM 10 mi. [46/F1] Fly GoogleEarth to Kahana Valley Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)lava.net
Tues 4 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - Passamaneck Residence, Honolulu (call for directions) - 6:30 to 8:30pm Nora Passamaneck
(908) 346-4668
Sat 8
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Mokulua Madness - Land & sea tour of the Club's favorite islands, including the plane wreck, weather permitting. What happens at the Mokes stays at the Mokes. Usually. Launch from Madness Beach (Bellows AFS, see map Road map to Madness Beach) at 8:30 AM (No carpool). 3 Mi. RT [28/F2]
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Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net

Sat 15 & Sun 16

Braggers' Rights Fishing Contest - Hale Koa Beach, KMCBH, Kaneohe Bay. Postponed to Oct 23

Norm Chun 247-7610
bluec239(at)msn.com
Tues 18

Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Arlen Meline returns with another trout-hunting expedition in Koke'e, Kauai - only this time they actually caught some fish! (So he says...)

Da Prez:
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sun 23
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Keehi Surf Session & Island Cleanup : Surfers launch from "Alan's Ramp" at 8:000 AM, others can launch at 10:00 and meet at "Blue Pool" (see map" ") at 11:00 to join the cleanup. Potluck barbecue will be on the island. Bring drinks, something to share, and something to put on the grill (provided). You'll also want to bring heavy-duty trash bags, footwear and gloves. 1 mi. RT [6/D1] Call Ed for further info and directions. Fly GoogleEarth to Keehi Lagoon

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Ed Rhinelander 497-3981
loikake(at)hawaii.rr.com &Norm Chun 247-7610
bluec239(at)msn.com
Thurs 27 to Wed 2
Paddle Rating: 4 (multinight camping)
Off-Island E-Z Glider: West Lana'i Rendezvous - Neighbor-island wilderness camping without tears. Six days and only two campsites at short distances. This trip also features good snorkelling, fishing and hiking. Call Steve early for info & reservations. Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)lava.net
Sun 30
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
(Memorial Day Weekend) Makai Range Pier to Kailua Boat Ramp, with a stop at the Mokuluas for snacks and surfing. Carpool will leave the pier at 8:30 AM sharp, launch at 9:30. E-Z Gliders are welcome to launch from the boat ramp and meet the group at the Mokes about 11:00 7.5 mi. [22/E1] Stan McCrea 306-6578 sb.mccrea(at)earthlink.net
 
June
Sat 5
Rating: V. advanced (long distance)
The Big Kahuna - From "Pinky's" parking lot (Pali Palms Plaza, on the bank of the Kainui Canal, Kailua) out to Moku Mano, around Mokapu Peninsula and on to Kualoa State Park. There is an option of taking out at He'eia Kea State Pier in Kaneohe Bay if you wish. Carpool leaves at 8:30, launch will be about 9:30 Driving map to Pinky's is here 14 mi. [27/B2] Fly GoogleEarth to Pinky's Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sat 12
Paddle Rating: 3
Camp Erdman to Yokohama Beach (around Ka'ena Point) - Meet at Yokohama Beach parking lot (NOT Mokuleia) at 8:30 AM to transfer boats to carpool - launch from Mokuleia Beach by 9:30. 8 mi. [121/C1] Fly GoogleEarth to Camp Erdman
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Debbie Wheeler 391-9820
wheelerd003(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 15 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu, 7:00 PM - Presentation: "Hui O Ko'olaupoko: Restoring the aina" This group protects the ocean and its resources by restoring and protecing the resources on the land above it on theWindward side, using traditional environmental management methods in cooperation with landowners, commercial interests, and residents. For more information, their website is here Da Prez:
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sun 20
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Haleiwa Rivers - Starting at the landmark Haleiwa Bridge, up Anahulu (Haleiwa) Stream and back, then outside the harbor and up the coast to Kaiaka Park, whence up either the Paukauila or the Ki'iki'i Stream, maybe both, time allowing. Meet on the beach in front of the Haleiwa War Memorial for a 9:00 AM carpool. Plan for an aprés-paddle lunch at Jameson's restaurant next to the Bridge c. 3 mi. [65/A2] Fly GoogleEarth to Haleiwa War Memorial
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sun 27
Paddle Rating: 3
China Walls (Pahipahialua Beach) to Haleiwa BP - Usually has a lunch stop at Waimea Bay, call Tim for details. Carpool leaves at 8:30 AM 10 mi.g[56/D1] Fly GoogleEarth to China Walls
Please note there is no fishing allowed in Waimea Bay.

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Tim Sawyer 330-1108
sawyer(at)hawaii.rr.com
 
July
Sun 4

Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy) Fourth of July Weekend - Meet 6:00 at Ala Wai Community Park Clubhouse (corner of Kapiolani Blvd & McCully St) - Launch at 6:30. (Show starts at 8:30, but ocean access may be blocked after about 7:30) Bring snacks and drinks, and some way to illuminate your boat for the paddle back. White is a good color for this, or light blue Cayalume lightsticks. Please, no red or green lights, they confuse the other boaters. 2 mi. RT [12/C1] Zoom in Google Earth

Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sat 10
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Haleiwa Beach Park to Camp Erdman (Mokuleia) - Easy takeoff from the Park, but Mokuleia has been known to get rough. Meet at 8:00, carpool leaves the War Memorial at 8:30 AM 8.5 mi. [61/F2]
Terry Shimabukuro 672-8377
gobows58(at)gmail.com/ Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)lava.net
Tues 13 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - Passamaneck Residence, Honolulu (call for directions) - 6:30 to 8:30pm Nora Passamaneck
(908) 346-4668
Sun 18
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

Windbag RegattaWindbag Regatta - Maunalua Bay Boat ramp (Hawaii Kai) to Waialae Beach Park in Kahala by any wind-driven means - sails, kites, umbrellas, bedsheets on sticks, old raincoats, whatever. Carpool leaves Maunalua Bay Beach Park at 8:30 AM. Race will begin at 11:00, or when the Race Director determines there is enough wind. Regular paddlers are welcome but a WMD (wind management device) is required for the competition. Club Members: $10 early entry fee, $20 on the day of the race. Non-members: $20 early/$30 on the race day 4-5 Mi. [18/D2] Fly GoogleEarth to the start point
An entry form for this event is here . Deadline is July 13.
An after-race BYO potluck lunch will be at Nora & Yale's house.

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Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com/
John Enomoto 737-9514
john(at)gobananaskayaks.com
Tues 20 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Kate Schalk presents a slide show of her paddle & camping visit to the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior   Fly GoogleEarth to  Lake Superior Da Prez:
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sat 24
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
E-Z Glider: Kaiaka Bay and Paukauila Stream/Kiikii Stream - Meet at Kaiaka Park's "Mushroom Rock" at 9:30 and launch at 10:00. 4 mi. RT [64/B4] Fly GoogleEarth to "Mushroom Rock"


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Kate Schalk 235-8654
kschalk(at)hotmail.com
 
Aug
Sun 1
Rating: V. advanced (long distance)
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The Super Kahuna -The Big Kahuna on steroids - Sea Life Park aaallll the way to Kualoa State Park, with brief stops at the Mokuluas, Moku Manu and Kapapa! Absolutely not for casual paddlers. Paddlers must definitely call Steve, and carpool leaves at 8:00 AM sharp. 19 mi. [22/E1] Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)lava.net
Sat 14
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Maunalua Bay Beach Park (Hawaii Kai) to Kahala - Meet at "the Dumpster Beach" for an 8:30 carpool. Launch is at 9:30AM 4.5 mi. [18/D2] Fly GoogleEarth into the Dumpster! Adjusted tide times: Hi-7:25am; Low-1:36pm Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)lava.net
Sun 15
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
"Dolphin Quest" - Makua Bay to Kaena Point & back. Meet at north end of Makua at 8:30 AM (no carpool) [117/C4] 8.5 mi. RT. Even if no dolphins, this is usually a beautiful flat-water paddle. Fly GoogleEarth to Makua Valley No adjustment necessary Maghna Zettle 753-1339
mmaliaz(at)hotmail.com
Tues 17

Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Nora & Yale Passamaneck bring us a slide show of their trip to the Green River in Washington State.

Da Prez:
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sat 21
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
"Old" Pokai Bay to Makua Beach - a beautiful paddle, don't miss it. Carpool leaves at 8:30 AM. Launch point is the beach park at the end of Waianae Valley Road at 9:00. 8 mi. [111/D4] Fly GoogleEarth to Old Okai Beach Park No adjustment necessary Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 29 ACA Kayaking Skills Clinic at Kahana Bay - Basic kayaking skills will be taught, including safety checklists, kayak 'survival' skills, paddling techniques, and capsize recoveries. Kayakers of all skill levels are invited to learn, sharpen, and share their water skills. 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM. at Kahana Bay B.P. (see map" ") Bring a kayak, life vest, footwear, and a chair and lunch. Must be both a HWK and an ACA member (you can join at the clinic) [46/F1] Fly GoogleEarth to Kahana Bay Adjusted tide times: Hi-5:10am; Low-11:52am Joe Hu 528-3600
advisor(at)aloha.net/
John Enomoto 737-9514
john(at)gobananaskayaks.com

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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.

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). 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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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 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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