2015 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

May to August

(updated 5/8/15 )

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.

Date/
Rating
Event Location
& Notes
Leader
May
Date to be determined Off-Island: Kauai Rivers - a series of daypaddles up various Kauai streams and rivers, staying in rented bungalows near Lihue. Contact Chuck asap, interested paddlers will meet to determine dates and itinerary. Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sat 2
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
He'eia Kea Pier to Kapapa Is. - Meet at the He'eia Kea Small Boat Harbor's canoe hale at 9:00 AM. Bring lunch and snorkel gear, if so inclined. The route goes across the Sandbar (Ahu O Laka) and it will be low tide at 9:00 AM, so bring reefwalkers or tennies/tabies. And sunscreen... And a radio...
No carpool
5 Mi. R.T.
[37/E2]
Fly GoogleEarth to He'eia Kea
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Wed 6 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - HLAW LLC Offices, 1461 Dillingham Blvd., Honolulu 6:30 pm (Call for directions) Exalted Chairperson:
Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 10 (Mothers' Day)    
Sun 17    
Tues 19

Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Long-time Club member Phil Dang will talk about radios, communications, and the new Coast Guard technologies that can help pull your bacon out of the fire more quickly than before.

Da Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)email.phoenix.edu
Wed 20 Kupuna Wednesday : Meet in the small park opposite the Outback Steakhouse in Hawaii Kai for an 8:30 carpool Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Thurs 21 - Tues 26 Off-Island: Lanai Daytrippers - a series of daypaddles to remote locations on the island. Contact Debbie asap so she can plan accomodations, etc Debbie Wheeler 391-9820
wheelerd003(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sat 23
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Cash For Trash - A new idea for a Club service project: Paddle up the Kalapawai Stream to Enchanted Lakes, picking up trash on the way back - different categories of trash win different cash prizes (categories will be announced by Gary). After the paddle, carpool up to Cosette's place (the Rock House) for pizza lunch.
Park whereever you can (the parks fill up by 9), meet in the stream "lagoon" next to the ocean, just mauka of the sandbar, at 9:00 AM.
No carpool.
3 Mi. R.T.
[28/E1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kaelepulu Lagoon
Gary Budlong 737-8893
Sat 30 & Sun 31 Open Ditch Fish Twitch - Fisherpersons get to pick their own favorite spot to paddle in, and any fish caught on either or both days 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. Norm Chun 277-6869
bluec239(at)msn.com
 
June
Sun 7
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
(clean-up) Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
(surfing)
Keehi Lagoon Surfing & Island Clean-up - Launch from "Alan's Ramp" at 8:00 AM if you want to surf; volunteers for the cleanup effort can wait 'til 10:00 - everyone meets at "Blue Pool" at 10:30. A grill will be provided for a barbeque potluck lunch, bring something to share. Also bring footwear (tennies), gloves and HD trash bags. Lunch location to be determined... 1 mi. RT
[5/D4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Alan's Ramp
Aerial view of Alan's Ramp & Keehi Lagoon
Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 14
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Ewa Beach to 'Tracks' (Kahe) around Barbers' Point - Carpool leaves Ewa BP at 8::00, launch at 9:00. Join the potluck BBQ at Tracks afterwards (see next entry). 13 mi. [105/E4] Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)lava.net
Tues 16 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Da Prez:
Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)email.phoenix.edu
Wed 17 Kapuna Wednesday Paddle: Surfing Safari in and out of the surf from Hawaii Kai to Kahala. [18/D2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Dumpster Beach
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sat 20
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Kaena Point - Runway Beach (Mokuleia Army Beach ) to Yokohama (Keawaula) - loooong carpool [121/C2] Debbie Wheeler 391-9820
wheelerd003(at)hawaii.rr.com&
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)lava.net
Sun 28
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Dolphin Quest   Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
 
July

Sat 4
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)

Fourth of July - Meet 6:00 PM 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) It is not recommended to go beyond the main breakwater, there is an easy place to land on the inside, and there may be room to sit on top of the wall. 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, as they confuse the other boaters.) 2 mi. RT
[12/C1]
Zoom in Google Earth
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com&
Gary Budlong 737-8893
Sun 5      
Sun 12
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
The Big Kahuna (Moku Manu): - Kailua Boat Ramp to He’eia Kea Pier via Mokumanu. Meet at Kailua BR at 8:00 am and be ready to leave for carpool to He`eia Kea at 8:30 sharp; launch upon return about 9:30am. Stops at Mokolea Rock & Mokumanu cave (The latter is dependent on no live-fire exercises at Mokapu Range, and calm water.) 11.5 mi.
[28/F2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kailua boat ramp
Aerial of Big Kahuna course
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 14 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - HLAW LLC Offices, 1461 Dillingham Blvd., Honolulu 6:30 pm (Call for directions) Exalted Chairperson:
Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 19      
Tues 21 Special Meeting: this month we return to the Waikiki Aquarium for a behind-the-glass tour of the workings of the exhibits and collections. You need to call Gary to confirm your interest in coming: - max number of bodies is 30, last time we hit capapcity quickly Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)email.phoenix.edu - with Gary Budlong 737-8893
Wed 22 Kapuna Wednesday Paddle: Surfing Safari in and out of the surf from Hawaii Kai to Kahala. [18/D2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Dumpster Beach
Sun 26
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
“China Walls” ( Pahipahi'ālua) to Hale’iwa with a stop for lunch at Waimea Bay. Carpool leaves at 8:30 am sharp, launch about 9:15.No fishing in Waimea Bay.
Directions: if you’re coming from the Hale’iwa direction, go past Sunset Beach. You’ll see the UH Ag Station makai, and Crawford’s Home on the mauka side, and then the next time you see the ocean you are there. Similarly, if you’re coming past Turtle Bay Resort and you see Crawford’s on your left, turn around and go back until you see the ocean again. Here is a link to Google Maps
10.5 mi.
[55/E4]
Waiale'e Beach Park
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com &Tim Sawyer 330-1108
sawyer(at)hawaii.rr.com
 
August
 
Sun 2
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
"Old" Pokai Bay Beach Park to Mākua Beach - A spectacular paddle, don't miss it. Meet at Pokai Bay BP (next to the former boat ramp) at the end of Waianae Valley Road. Carpool leaves at 8:30, launch at 9:00 6.5 mi.
[111/D4]
Fly GoogleEarth to "Old" Pokai
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 9
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Mangrove Mosey - in & out of the shoreline of South Kane'ohe Bay   Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 16
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Hale'iwa to Runway Beach - in concert with the Masters' Windbag Race (see below): non-racers start at Hale'iwa Beach Park and all meet up at "Runway Beach" ( MokulÄ“'ia Army Beach)   Norm Chun 277-6869
bluec239(at)msn.com
Sun 16
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Masters’ Windbag Regatta: “China Walls” ( Pahipahi'ālua) to Runway Beach (MokulÄ“'ia Army Beach), at the West end of Dillingham Airfield. This is an advanced paddle for highly qualified and experienced paddlers only. VHF radio and life vest will be required of all participants. You must prequalify with Kevin. Carpool at 8:30, launch upon return.

15 mi
[56/D1]
Fly GoogleEarth to China Walls
Aerial view of race course
Fly GoogleEarth to the Masters' race course

Kevin Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com
Tues 18

Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation:

Da Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)email.phoenix.edu
Wed 19 Kupuna Wednesday  
Sun 23
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Bobbi & Norm in the very first RegattaWindbag Regatta - 5 Mi.
[18/D2]
Fly GoogleEarth to the start point
Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
Sun 30      

divider bar

 

Back to top of page

* 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.

Ratings & Liability:
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.

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, if any, are for Honolulu Harbor, and are not adjusted - windward-coast tides are approx. 1-1/2 to 2 hrs earlier than Honolulu.
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.

Buttons:
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 download a GMZ file, which you can open 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.

Meetings:
Monthly General Meetings are open to the public.
"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.

*As broadcast by Radio WBA on UHF weather channels 1 or 2, or announced the night before on commercial television.

Back to top of page

 

All page & website contents
© 2014 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi, Inc., a nonprofit corporation.
All rights reserved. See notice for permissions.

Valid CSS!