2017 Hui Wa'a Kaukahi Calendar of Events

Jan to April 2017

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 8
     
Tues 10 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 15
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)

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
Sat 14 - Mon 16
(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 17

Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Na Pali Retrospective: Joe Hu will present photos and videos of past club trips to the Na Pali Coast including the 50+ member trip for our 20th anniversary. A must see for all past and future Na Pali paddlers. Planning  materials will also be displayed and discussed. Email your favorite Na Pali photo to Joe if you would like to see it included.

Da Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sun 22
Rating: medium hard
+

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 29
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).
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
Gary Budlong 737-8893
 
February
Sun 5
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

Fri 10
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
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)eas-hawaii.com
Sat 11
Paddle Rating: 2 (Medium)
Kaloko Cove (Alan Davis/Napa'ia) campout   Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 12
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Weed Out The Wimps & Watch Out The Whales: Hawai`i Kai to Makapu'u. (This one is not for beginners.)  Radios and PFDs are required. (You can share a radio with a paddling buddy.) Those coming from the Windward Side may contact the trip leader to arrange a car drop-off at Makai Pier.  Otherwise meet at 8:00 am at "Dumpter Beach" in Hawaii Kai for the car shuttle. Carpool leaves at 8:30 sharp, Launch at 9:15. 9.5 mi
[22/E1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Dumpter Beach
(Dumpster Beach)
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
Sun 19
Rating: medium hard
+

Ke'ehi Lagoon to Ewa Beach-

7.5 mi.
[5/D4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Alan's Ramp
Stan McCrea 306-6578
wawaenui(at)gmail.com
Sat 18 - Mon 20
(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 21

Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Mugda Flores from Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii will talk about their efforts to clean sections of coastline in the Haw'n Islands of marine and other debris. We will discuss about ways we may be able to help.

Da Prez:
Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sun 26
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]
Bill Murphy
bilym(at)hotmail.com
 
March
Sun 5
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
Tues 7 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 12
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 &
Rusty Lillico 286-6514
lillico(at)hawaii.rr.com

Sun 19

     
Tues 21 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale, 7:00 PM - Presentation: Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sun 26
Paddle Rating: 3 (Advanced)
Sailathon: Sans Souci to Ewa Beach and on to 'Tracks' (Waikiki to Wai'anae) - our loooongest paddle, by far! Not recommended without a kite or sail. All ACA safety gear must be carried, paddlers must be pre-approved by Steve prior to showing up. Meet at the Natatorium (Sans Souci) no later than 8:00 AM 26 mi.
[13/E1]
Fly GoogleEarth to Sans Souci beach
Steve Harris 226-2006
sharris(at)eas-hawaii.com
 
April
Sun 2
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
Sun 9    
Fri 14 - Sun 16 Easter Weekend  
Tues 18 Meeting - Location: Paki Hale, 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu (map available here Map to Paki Hale), 7:00 PM - Presentation: Prez: Rob Murphy 398-0542
paddlemonkey(at)me.com
Sun 23
Paddle rating: 1 (moderately easy)
(Int'l Earth Day) 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...
Very low tide at 8:05 AM.
1 mi. RT
[5/D4]
Fly GoogleEarth to Alan's Ramp
Aerial view of Alan's Ramp & Keehi Lagoon
Ed Rhinelander 497-3981
loikake(at)hawaii.rr.com
Sun 30