2016 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

Jan to April 2016

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.
The Trip Leader has final say as to whether any individual paddler may join the group, based on the Leader's assessment of that individual's skill, equipment and/or preparation, in light of the ocean conditions of the day.
See bottom of calendar for explanation of tides and map references. Click on rating icon for explanation & details.

Date/
Rating
Event Location
& Notes
See General Notes
Leader
January
Sun 3
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Cash For Trash - A new idea for a Club service project: Paddle up the Ka'elepulu 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.
2 mi. R.T.
[28/E1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kaelepulu Stream
Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Tues 5 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - HLAW LLLC Offices, 1461 Dillingham Blvd., Honolulu 6:30 pm (Call for directions) Chairman: Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 10

 

 

 
Sun 17
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Goat Island (Moku'auia)- Park in the day-use area of Mālaekahana State Park (see map) and meet on the beach at 10:00 AM for a day of paddling, fishing and surfing around the park & island. Bring lunch or snacks for the island part. Caution: it is always windy here, but you're never far from shore...
No carpool.

1.5 mi. R.T.
[52/C2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Malaekahana Park

 

Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
Fri 15 - Mon 18
(MLK Day)
Open Ditch Fish Twitch - Fisherpersons get to pick their own favorite spot to paddle in, and any fish caught on either, both, or all 3 days count towards the Progressive Fishing Tournament score - as long as you’ve paid to enter the contest and you report the fish within 24 hours to Norm, either by phone or email. Norm Chun 277-6869
bluec239(at)msn.com
Tues 19

Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: In 1987, kayaker, preservationist and indy filmmaker Bob Liljestrand turned Audrey Sutherland's first book "Paddling My Own Canoe" into a documentary film called "Molokai Solo", and thanks to Bob and the great efforts of our entertainment director Cosette Harms, we have a rare opportunity to see this film, shot along the breathtaking coastline of North Molokai.

For a review of the film, and a brief bio on Audrey, read The Surf Museum Link article.

The film runs a little over an hour, so the meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 PM, with a shortened discussion of business. There will be an opportunity after the meeting for Q&A with Bob, who is also the curator of the Liljestrand House on Tantalus, and kind of an expert on Vlad Ossipov's architecture.

Da Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sun 24
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

He'eia Kea Pier to Kapapa Island - a return to an old stomping ground! 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 10:00AM, so bring reefwalkers or tennies/tabies. And sunscreen...
No carpool

5 Mi. R.T.
[37/E2]
Fly GoogleEarth to He'eia Kea
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 31      
 
February
Sun 7
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

E-Z Glider to the Mokes & Super Bowl Sunday Surfing Clinic - Meet at the Kailua Beach Boat Ramp for an 8:00 AM launch 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 are more adventurous, join Rusty on a paddle (weather permitting) out to the NOAA wave buoy (another 2 miles off-shore).  Everyone meets back on the Mokes for lunch.  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.
No carpool

3.5 mi RT
[28/E2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kailua Boat Ramp
Fly GoogleEarth to Kailua Wave Buoy

Kevin Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com
&
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
&
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com

Sun 14
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Weed Out The Wimps & Watch Out The Whales: Makapu'u to Hawai`i Kai. (This one is not for beginners.)  Those coming from town may contact the trip leader to arrange a car drop-off in Hawai`i Kai.  Otherwise meet at 8:00 am at Makai Range Pier for the car shuttle. Launch at 9:00. 9.5 mi
[22/E1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Makai Pier
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)lava.net
Sat 13 - Mon 15
(President's Day)
Open Ditch Fish Twitch - Fisherpersons get to pick their own favorite spot to paddle in, and any fish caught on either, both, or all 3 days count towards the Progressive Fishing Tournament score - as long as you’ve paid to enter the contest and you report the fish within 24 hours to Norm, either by phone or email. Norm Chun 277-6869
bluec239(at)msn.com
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)me.com
Sun 21
Paddle Rating: 2 Plus(Medium Hard)
+
Ke'ehi Lagoon to Ewa Beach- along the Reef Runway and across Pearl Harbor Channel. Long carpool for this one, be ready to leave "Alan's Ramp" (see map Map) at 8:00 AM,  Be at Ewa Beach no later than 8:30 a.m. for the return shuttle.  Launch at 9:00 a.m.  7.5 mi.
[5/D4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Alan's Ramp
Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
Sun 28
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)

Lake Wilson - Meet at the Walker Street boat ramp (see map Aerial map) at 9:30 for a 10:00 AM launch. (Be aware that ther may be slow traffic on the H1 due to construction)
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 permit info for particulars. Distance depending on route and water level.
No carpool.

4 mi RT
[79/D1]
Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com&
Bill Murphy
bilym(at)hotmail.com
 
March
Tues 1 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - HLAW LLC Offices, 1461 Dillingham Blvd., Honolulu 6:30 pm (Call for directions) Chairman:Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 6
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Sherwood Forest “Surf Crash & Burn” Clinic - Prequalification for the club's neighbor island trips.  Practice launching and landing Scupper Pro's (or equivalent) touring kayaks in surf conditions. Learn to implement safe procedures, observe conditions early, and practice various techniques.  Meet at Sherwood Forest (Waimanalo State Recreation Area, across from the polo field), 9:00 am. [21/A1 &
24/A4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Sherwood Forest
Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 13      
Tues 15 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Johnny Frisbee! Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com

Sun 20
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)

Lanikai Reefs - (Weather permitting, of course): Paddle along Lanikai Beach to Smith Point and across to Mokuluaiki and the Plane Wreck. Bring mask & snorkel, and lunch or snacks for a stop at Mokuluanui beach. Launch from Kailua Boat Ramp at 9:00 AM. No carpool. 4 1/2 Mi. R.T.
[28/F2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kailua Boat Ramp Fly GoogleEarth to the plane wreck
Cosette Harms 292-7007
cosettemt(at)gmail.com
Sun 27
(Easter Sunday)
     
 
April
Fri 1 - Sun 3

Annual Easter Weekend Frolic
(okay, so it's not actually Easter weekend, but it is a frolic!)

 

Sun 10      
Sun 17
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Ke'ehi Lagoon to Moanalua Gardens: An easy paddle past the Keehi Lagoon Park (Veteran's Park), up the Moanalua Stream to the beautiful Moanalua Gardens. Bring lunch for a stop under the "Hitachi Tree" or next to the koi pond before returning via La Mariana Sailing Club for optional pupus and drinks. Meet at "Alan's Ramp" for a noon launch.
No carpool. Low tide at 8:00am, high tide at 2:00 pm
5 Mi. R.T.
[6/D1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Alan's Ramp
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com & Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 19 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Keoki Stender? Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Fri 22
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Full Moon & Fireworks - Meet at “Hilton Heliport” at 5:30 for 6:30pm launch from Duke Kahanamoku Beach.  (Kulu moonrise at 7:30pm.).  Arrive early, parking can be difficult! Bring snacks and drinks and some way to illuminate your boat for the paddle back.  White is a good color, or light blue cayalume sticks.  Please, no red or green lights: they confuse other boaters.  2 Mi. R.T.
[12/D1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Heliport
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)lava.net
Sat 23
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
'Tracks' (Kahe Point, but not Electric Beach) to Pokai Bay Beach Park.  Meet at 8:00, carpool leaves Tracks at 8:30. Launch upon return. A mellow paddle along the Leeward coast often with a dolphin escort. Bring a lunch and plan on staying awhile after the paddle to enjoy the nice picnic grounds at Pokai Bay. EZ gliders who don’t want to go the distance can paddle on their own around Pokai Bay and join the group for lunch.  8 mi. [102/C2]
Fly GoogleEarth to 'Tracks' Beach
Terry Shimabukuro 672-8377
gobows58(at)gmail.com
Sat 30
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

He'eia Kea Pier to Kapapa Island - 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 only a slight high tide at 10:15AM, so bring reefwalkers or tennies/tabies. And sunscreen...
No carpool

5 Mi. R.T.
[37/E2]
Fly GoogleEarth to He'eia Kea
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
 

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