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.
|Tues 1||Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - HLAW LLC Offices, 1461 Dillingham Blvd., Honolulu 6:30 pm (Call for directions)||Exalted Chairperson:
Joe Hu 528-3600
||(Almost 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]
|| Paul Tibbetts 734-5518
Kevin Ching 947-4526
|Windbag 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
| Stan McCrea 306-6578
|Tues 15||Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here , 7:00 PM - Presentation: Arr, mateys! Treasure and booty! Andy Collins returns with a show about his recent NWHI adventure in search of "Marine Heritage" (read: shipwrecks). Also - Nominations of Club Officers for 2016||Prez:
Rob Murphy 398-0542
||Kupuna Wednesday (or Thursday or Friday) Paddle: Surfing Safari - details and location will be announced at the Meeting.|
|Sat 19||Kahana Bay to Mālaekahana - Because conditions along this coast are typically rough, paddlers must pre-qualify with Steve or Stan. Optional halfway take-out at Hau'ula B.P. (6-mile point). Carpool leaves Kahana (see map ) at 8:30 AM. There will be an apres-paddle gathering at Stan's beach house, and those planning on the next day's paddle may be able to arrange to sleep over if they wish - call Stan to make arrangements||10 Mi.
|Steve Harris 226-2006
Tim Sawyer 330-1108
||Mālaekahana to Waiale`e - Meet at 8:00 AM at Stan's House; carpool at 8:30; launch at 9:00. Could be windy and rough. Call Stan in advance to prequalify and ask for directions.||9 mi.
| Stan McCrea 306-6578
||Hawaii Kai to Sans Souci (around Diamond Head) Carpool leaves Dumpster Beach at 8:30 AM.
Please note: Storm swell from T.D. Niala may elevate this rating to
| Rob Murphy 398-0542
Stan Dalbec 422-0612
||Makapu'u to Kailua Beach with a stop at the Na Mokulua for snacks and maybe a little surfing. Carpool leaves Makai Pier at 8:30 AM||8 Mi.
|Cosette Harms 292-7007
Rob Murphy 398-0542
||Turtletown Tour - Kahalu'u canoe hale to the patch reef 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. Bring snorkeling gear.||2-1/2 mi. RT
|Rusty Lillico 286-6514
|Fri Sat & Sun 16, 17 & 18
||Papio Fishing Contest. Come and camp out Friday and Saturday at Kualoa for early starts Saturday and Friday - There are some campsites available to share in Campground 'A'. Fish 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM both days. There is an application/registration form available on our Facebook page, under "Docs". Otherwise, call Stan for details and registration.|| Stan McCrea 306-6578
Steve Harris 226-2006
||HWK Intro To Kayaking - The last Intro To Kayaking class that the Hui puts on for the year. Will cover everything, with an emphasis on self-rescue and safety gear. Bring your kayak, paddle and a lifejacket. This is a free class for HWK club members, and applications will be accepted on the day of the class. Park in the old Hilton Heliport, and the class will be near the canoes at Duke Kahanamoku beach||[12/D1]
|| Kevin Ching 947-4526
|Tues 20||Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here , 7:00 PM - Presentation: Elliot Wong will talk about drone photography, and show some of the clips he has made recently on Club paddles. Also - Election of Club Officers||Da Prez: TBA|
|Wed 21||Kupuna Wednesday (or Thursday or Friday) Paddle: Surfing Safari - details and location will be announced at the Meeting.|
||EZ Glider: Kaiaka Bay and Adjacent Streams - (Paukauila and Ki`iki`i Streams - Meet at "Mushroom Rock" in Kaiaka State Park (in Waialua) at 9:30 for a 10:00 am launch. Kayakers can paddle lazily on calm water in a historic agricultural district. The more adventurous can push upstream through grass overgrowth to seldom-visited stretches replete with sugar-plantation ruins and relics.||4 mi. RT
|Stan Dalbec 422-0612
|Sun 1||Yearly Paddle Schedule Planning Meeting|
| Sun 8
||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]
|| George Shoemaker 237-8992
|Wed 11 - Mon 16
||Off-Island: Kauai Rivers - a series of daypaddles up various Kauai streams and rivers, staying in rented bungalows near Lihue. Contact Chuck asap, the roster is already full, but there is a waitlist. Paddlers will meet at Chuck's place to determine dates, details, and itinerary.||Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
|Tues 17||Meeting - A return to the Waikiki Aquarium for an after-hours tour of the world behind the curtain. Attendance is limited (kind of a small meeting room), so call Gary at 737-8893 to RSVP. Street metered parking available across the road, sometimes free parking at the Natatorium.||Da Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
Sponsor/Host: Gary Budlong 737-8893
||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 (Map available here). Bring drinks and snacks for a hang-out at George's house after the paddle.||2 mi. RT (not counting the hike)
| George Shoemaker 237-8992
|Fri 27 - Sun 29||Last Ditch Fish Twitch - One last chance at the Progressive Fishing Tournament trophy. For 3 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
Coconut Island: the launch is from He'eia Kea State Park Ocean Activity Center at 8:30 AM to reach the target beach by 9:15. A tour of the HIMB facilities , shark tanks, fish ponds, etc. ensues, ending with a BYO lunch at "Maile's 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...
Directions to launch spot: Turn into the He'eia State Park (NOT the He'eia Kea State Boat Harbor). Just inside the first gate, on the right, is a sign on a telephone pole that says "Company Vehicles Only". Turn right down the unimproved road to the bottom. Be careful where you park, as there are some muddy spots, and we don't want to trash the grass. If parking gets crowded, you can unload your boat, then drive back up the hill and across the drive to the visitor parking, or turn right and park in the main lot under the big tree.
|3.5 mi R.T.
Kevin Ching 947-4526
||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", slide shows, fishing awards & the 2014 Photo Contest! Look for directions and parking info on the map . Setup & breakdown help needed, as always...
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.
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.
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.
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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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