2016 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

May to August

(updated 8/26/16 )

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
Sun 1
(Greek Orthodox Easter)
     
Tues 3 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - HLAW LLLC Offices, 1461 Dillingham Blvd., Honolulu 6:30 pm (Call for directions) Chairperson:
Joe Hu 528-3600
jhadvisor(at)gmail.com
Sun 8
(Mothers' Day)
   
Sun 15
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Ewa Beach to 'Tracks' (Kahe) around Barbers' Point - Carpool leaves Ewa BP at 8::00, launch at 9:15. 13 mi. [105/E4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Ewa Beach
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Tues 17

Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Pacific Warriors the Uyeda Bros will talk about their unique style of kayak fishing (from a tricked-out Hobie AI) and maybe chat about the making of the TV show.

Da Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sat 22
     
Thurs 26 - Tues 31 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
lanai.debbie(at)gmail.com
Sun 29 (Memorial Day Weekend)    
Thurs 26 - Tues 31 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
 
June
Sun 5
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Dolphin Quest: Mākua to Ka'ena and Back - Meet at the north end of Mākua Beach at 8:30 AM. No carpool 8.5 mi. RT
[17/C4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Makua Beach
Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 12
   
Sat 18
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
Tues 21 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Paul Tibbetts on kayaking the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. Da Prez:
Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sun 26
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Kaena Point - POSTPONED to Aug 21   Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
 
July
Sun 3      
Mon 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.)
Please be aware: there will be an unusually high tide, cresting about 4 PM. If there is any southerly surf there is a danger of waves breaking over the breakwater on occasion. At the least, it may be splashy. Also, the paddle back to the Clubhouse will be against the receding tide
2 mi. RT
[12/C1]
Zoom in Google Earth
Gary Budlong 737-8893
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
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 Mōkōlea Rock & Mokumanu cave (The latter is dependent on no live-fire exercises at Mokapu Range, and calm water.) 12 mi.
[28/F2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kailua boat ramp
Aerial of Big Kahuna course
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 17
Paddle Rating: 2 Plus (Medium Hard)
+
South Shore Sail: Hawaii Kai to Ke'ehi (around Diamond Head) Carpool leaves Dumpster Beach at 8:30 AM. launch upon return (about 10:00). Kites & sails encouraged... 14.5 Mi.
[18/D2]
Fly GoogleEarth to "Dumpster Beach"
Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Tues 19 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Kevin Ching will get us ready for the upcoming Windbag Regatta (and the Masters' version) will a discussion of the skill and art behind Kayak Sailing Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sun 24
Rating: medium hard
+
“China Walls” (Pahipahi'ālua) to Hale’iwa with a stop for lunch at Waimea Bay, or maybe Jocko's. 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
Sun 31
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
"Old"Pōka'iBay 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
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
 
August
Sun 7
Rating: medium hard
+
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" (Mokulē'ia Army Beach) Carpool leaves at 8:30 am. 8 mi.
[61/F2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Hale'iwa Beach Park(launch)
See the course path (path)
Norm Chun 277-6869
bluec239(at)msn.com
Sun 7
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Masters’ Windbag Regatta: “China Walls” ( Pahipahi'ālua) to Runway Beach (Mokulē'ia Army Beach), - POSTPONED

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

Kevin Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com
Sun 14
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
Mangrove Mosey - in & out of the shoreline of South Kane'ohe Bay, from Kane'ohe Beach Park to MCBH marina for snacks, then returning to take out at Kane'ohe Yacht Club. Carpool leaves KBP (at the end of Waikalua Rd) at 8:30 AM. 5 Mi.
[34/C1]
Fly GoogleEarth to the Mosey track in Kane'ohe Bay
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com
Tues 16

Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Stan McCrea will talk about the rise of Hobie, and the developement of their unique "Mirage Drive" system, as well as new products and innovations.

Da Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Fri 19 - Sun 21

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
Sun 21
Paddle Rating: 3 Plus (Very Advanced)
+
Kaena Point - Runway Beach (Mokuleia Army Beach ) to Yokohama (Ke'awa'ula) - loooong carpool 8.5 mi.
[121/C2]
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com

Sun 28
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

Bobbi & Norm in the very first RegattaWindbag Regatta - Maunalua Bay Boat ramp (Hawaii Kai) to Wai'alae Beach Park in Kāhala 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
There is also a map of the WBR Course Aerial view of the race course
5 Mi.
[18/D2]
Fly GoogleEarth to the start point
Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.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.

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). 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.

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