2012 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

September to December 2013

(updated 5/7/14 )

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 and map references. Click on rating icon for explanation & details.

Event Tides Leader
Sun 1 Kawainui Canal Cleanup - Club kokua project to get some of the floating debris out of the flood-control channel next to the Kawainui Marsh levee. Meet at the Kawainui Community Park at the south end of Kaha Street in Kailua at 9:00 AM. Bring gloves, reefwalkers and sunscreen, maybe a change of clothes for later. We'll be working in the mangroves along both sides of the drainage canal, as well as he middle, for about a half-mile. 1 Mi.
Fly GoogleEarth to Kaha St Park

Rusty Lillico 286-6514
Mon 2
(Labor Day) Roughwater Swim - Volunteers in kayaks needed for swimmers' escorts. Contact Paul in advance with your T-shirt size, and meet at the Hilton Lagoon parking lot (Old Heliport/Duke Kahanamoku Beach) at 7:30 AM for an 8:00 launch (Race starts at 8:30). [12/D1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Duke Kahanamoku Beach
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
Wed 4 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - Passamaneck Residence, Kahala (Call for directions) - 7:00pm Exalted Chairperson:
Joe Hu 528-3600
Sun 8
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Masters' Windbag Regatta - 'China Walls' (Pahipahi'ālua) to Runway Beach, Fly GoogleEarth to Runway Beach at the west end of Dillingham Airfield.  This will be an advanced paddle open only to highly qualified and experienced paddlers, sailors, and kiters - all standard safety gear must be carried, including VHF radios and PFDs.  You must prequalify with Steve. Carpool at 8:30, launch at 9:30. 15 mi.
Fly GoogleEarth to China Walls
Steve Harris 226-2006
Sun 15
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)

Turtletown Tour - Kahalu'u canoe hale to the patch reef Fly GoogleEarth to and back. Meet at 9:30 AM at the ramp across the canal from the fishpond, near the Hygenic Store, for a 10:00 o'clock start. No carpool.

(If wind is down, may be deemed an E-Z Glider)

2-1/2 mi. RT
Fly GoogleEarth to Kahalu'u hale
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
Tues 17 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: NOAA affiliate Tracy Wurth will talk to us about the Hawaiian Monk Seal and the attempts to protect them. Da Prez: Kevin Ching 947-4526
Sun 22
Rating: 3 plus -  Very advanced (long distance)
Super Kahuna - Makai Pier to Kualoa Park, passing Waimānalo, Kailua and Kāne'ohe Bays, as well as Mokumanu Islands... be prepared to leave Makai by 8:00 AM - the carpool is very long. Launch on return. Overview of the Super Kahuna course 19.5 Mi.
Fly GoogleEarth to Makai Pier
John Enomoto 737-9514
Sat 5 & Sun 6

Kane'ohe Bay Papio Fishing Tournament - 2 days of competitive fishing. Prizes for biggest papio (up to 10 lbs.) and biggest other fish caught. Kualoa Park opens at 7:00 AM, but there is some limited camping if you want an earlier start.
Area of fishing is anywhere you can paddle to from Kualoa and return by 2:00 PM each day.
Contest Description
Contest Rules
Registration form
Kualoa Campsite Map Fly GoogleEarth to Kualoa Campsite 28

[42/A4] Steve Harris 226-2006

Sun 13

ACA Clinic has been postponed to Nov 24 - too many space conflicts with the Molokai Hoe canoe race...

Tues 15 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Free-diving photographer extraordinaire John Johnson returns with another presentation of his remarkable underwater pictures. Da Prez:
Kevin Ching 947-4526
Sun 20
Ewa Beach to 'Tracks' - around Barber's Point and past Electric Beach
14 mi. [98/E4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Ewa Beach
Steve Harris 226-2006
Sun 27
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

Mokulua Rendezvous - a two-prong attack: one group (Chuck's) leaves from the "Madness Beach" (outside Bellows Field gate) and one group (Rusty's) leaves from Kailua Boat Ramp. Hopefully, everyone meets up for lunch at the Mokulua Islands. Carpool leaves Makai Pier at 8:00 AM sharp; no carpool for the Kailua group, which launches at 9:00.

6 mi.
Fly GoogleEarth to Madness Beach

3 mi. RT
Fly GoogleEarth to Kailua Boat Ramp
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com & Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
Sun 3 Yearly Paddle Schedule Planning Meeting - location: Castle McCrea, Mālaekahana Bay, 12:00 PM - bring stuff for a potluck lunch to precede the meeting, which starts at 1:00! Fly GoogleEarth to Stan's beach house There's even a cute little video Stan provides to get to his hideaway video map (from the Haleiwa side).
Stan says if you want to spend Sat night at the beach house, that's fine, call first to set it up.
Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com& Stan McCrea 306-6578
Sun 10 Clean the Stream - Kahana Stream brush clearing party: bring kayaks plus saws, shears, machetes, first-aid kits, etc to the Kahana Valley Beach Park mauka parking lot at 10:00 AM. Call George in advance to tell him you're coming - at least six boats are needed to make this work [46/F1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kahana Stream
George Shoemaker 237-8992
Sun 17
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Up the Creek - Kahana Stream, from start to finish, with a hike at the top. Contingent upon the successful clearing of the stream the previous week (see 11/11, above); check with George.  If it’s a go, meet at 9:30 AM in the first makai parking lot north of the Kahana Stream Bridge. [46/F1]
2 mi. RT (not counting the hike)
Fly GoogleEarth to Kahana Stream
George Shoemaker 237-8992
Tues 19 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: DLNR Biologist Amarisa Marie will talk about our off-shore islands, their sometimes unique ecologies, and what can be done to protect them.
- Also: Election of Officers for 2014 and Paddle Leader orientation
Da Prez: TBA
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Last Ditch Fish Twitch - Last chance at the Progressive Fishing Tournament trophy. For 2 days, anywhere you choose to fish, on any coast on any island, counts as an official paddle! Honor system rules - call or email Norm with your tally at the end of the day.   Norm Chun 277-6869
Sun 24 ACA Paddling Clinic - Meet at Duke Kahanamoku Beach (in front of Hilton Hawaiia Hotel)) in time for an 8:00 AM start. Early free parking available at the Old Heliport.
The cost is free to ACA members, there will be a small charge for non-members ($5). Bring a live vest/PFD and water shoes.
Fly GoogleEarth to Duke Kahanamoku Beach
Kevin Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com& Steve Enomoto
Sun 8

palm treeCoconut Island: the launch is from He'eia Kea Pier at 8:30 AM to reach the target beach by 9:15. A tour of the HIMB facilities Fly GoogleEarth to Coconut Island, shark tanks, fish ponds, etc. ensues, ending with a BYO lunch at 'Maile Point", some snorkeling, and a leisurely downwind paddle home. There will be a $10 per-person 'donation' to the HIMB docent program. Call or email Kevin to put your name on the list, as there is a max number of visitors they can handle...

3.5 mi R.T.
Fly GoogleEarth to He'eia Pier
Kevin Ching 947-4526
Sun 15 Double Roughwater Swim - paddlers needed to escort swimmers during 10Km offshore race in Waikiki   Bim Bousman 949-4524
bim.bousman(at)yahoo.com& Kevin Ching 947-4526
Tues 17
Merry Xmas
Annual Club Christmas/Hannukah/Solstice/Winter Break Party, 5:30 PM to 9:00 - will be at Doug & Margaret Peebles' house again, on Kaneohe Bay next to the Yacht Club. Potluck dinner, Our famous "Gift Grab", fishing awards & the 2013 Photo Contest! Look for directions and parking info on the map Go to map. Bring a dish to share at the potlock banquet, as well as your own beverages. Setup & breakdown help needed, as always...
Sun 22 Open    
Sun 29 Open    

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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.

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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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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