2012 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

September to December 2014

(updated 9/22/14 )

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 0830, and launched by 0900 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 Tides Leader
September
Mon 1
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
(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
tibbetts(at)hawaii.rr.com /
Kevin Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com
Wed 3 Steerage Board (Planning) Meeting - Hu & Tsuji Offices, Dillingham Office Plaza, Honolulu Call for directions) - 7:00 to 9:00pm Exalted Chairperson:
Joe Hu 528-3600
advisor(at)aloha.net
Sat 6
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
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 map of Kahana Bay) 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.
[46/F1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kahana Bay
Map available
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)lava.net
Sun 7
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Malaekahana 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 for directions. 9 mi.
[51/B4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Stan's beach house
Map
Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
Sun 14
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
Tues 16 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Susan Scott, author of the weekly Ocean Watch column in the Star Advertiser on Mondays, will present a slide show of her recent trip across the South Pacific. Da Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)email.phoenix.edu
Wed 17
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
 Kapuna Wednesday Paddle: Surfing Safari in and out of the surf from Hawaii Kai to Kahala.  Meet in the small park opposite the Outback Steakhouse in Hawaii Kai for an 8:30 carpool [18/D2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Dumpster Beach
Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
Sun 21
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. Bring snorkeling gear. 2-1/2 mi. RT
[36/B2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kahalu'u hale
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com & Gary Budlong 737-8893
Sat 27 & Sun 28 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
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
Sun 28
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
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
[64/B4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kaiaka Park
Stan Dalbec 422-0612
sdalbec(at)hawaii.rr.com
 
October
Sun 5
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
Sun 12
Rating: 3 plus -  Very advanced (long distance)
+
Masters’ Windbag: Has been cancelled. Again.

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
Sun 19
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Ewa Beach to 'Tracks' - around Barber's Point and past Electric Beach. Carpool will leave Ewa Beach Park at 8:00 AM.
14 mi. [98/E4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Ewa Beach
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)lava.net
Sun 19
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
EZ Glider: Dolphin Quest II: - 'Tracks' to Ko Olina and back.  Meet at Tracks Beach (1/4 mile past the Kahe power plant) for a 10:00 am launch. Leisurely paddle to Ko Olina.  Bring a bow line to tie up for mid-paddle snorkeling stops.  Greet the Ewa Beach paddlers as they arrive.  Potluck BBQ lunch: bring something for the grill or a side dish to share. 2 mi. RT
[105/E4]
Fly GoogleEarth to "Tracks" Beach
Leader Needed
Tues 21 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Kaipo Perez returns with the second half of his presentation, this time about the history and future of the reefs in Hanauma Bay Da Prez:
Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)email.phoenix.edu
Sun 26
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)

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

6 mi.
[26/D4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Madness Beach

3 mi. RT
[28/E2]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kailua Boat Ramp
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com & Chuck Ehrhorn 395-6180
ehrhorn(at)lava.net
 
November
Sun 2 Yearly Paddle Schedule Planning Meeting - location: Castle McCrea, Mālaekahana Bay, 10:00 AM - bring stuff for a potluck lunch to precede the meeting, which starts at noon! 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
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
Mon 3 Day to call for Easter reservations...  
Sun 9 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
geo_shoe(at)email.msn.com
Sun 16
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. 2 mi. RT (not counting the hike)
[46/F1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Kahana Stream
George Shoemaker 237-8992
geo_shoe(at)email.msn.com
Tues 18 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Election of Club Officers Da Prez: TBA
Sat 22 - Sun 23 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
bluec239(at)msn.com
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 ($10). Bring a live vest/PFD and water shoes.
[12/D1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Duke Kahanamoku Beach
Kevin Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com& Steve Enomoto
 
December
Sun 7

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.
[37/E2]
Fly GoogleEarth to He'eia Pier
Kevin Ching 947-4526
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com
Sun 14
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
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
mokuluanui(at)yahoo.com
Tues 16
Merry Xmas
Annual Club Christmas/Hannukah/Solstice/Winter Break Party, 5:30 PM to 9:00
Sun 21 Open    
Sun 28 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.

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 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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OTHER NOTES:

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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