Schedule of Follies & Events
New Rule: Participants must be Hui Wa`a members or their guests, and everyone will be required to register at the campsite. Anyone who is not a member of ACA will have to pay a $5 insurance Event Fee. Bring your ACA card.
|Friday, April 2|
|Anytime after 12 Noon||Optional extra night camping for those so inclined - campsite A (see map below) in the Large Group Area, makai of the main pavillion. - Front gates close at 8:00 PM, reopen at 7:00 AM|
|Moonlight Paddle to Chinaman's Hat (Mokoli'i Isle) . Bring snacks & imbibitions for a stop on the north cove beach - Paul Tibbetts leading|
|Saturday, April 3|
|Paddle: Kualoa to Kahana at 9:00 AM (Carpool leaves at 8:00 prompt!) OUTSIDE THE REEF - low tides preclude an Inside-The-Reef paddle. Rated a 3+ because of the wind||
Tim Sawyer 330-1108 sawyer(at)hawaii.rr.com
1:30 - 4:30 PM
|ACA Kayaking Skills Clinic (Beginning & Advanced) Meet at the Kualoa Group Campsite Pavillion at 1:30. (Plan to stay till 4:30.) Basic kayaking skills will be taught including kayak safety checklists, kayak survival skills, paddling techniques, and capsize recovery. Kayakers of all skill levels invited to learn or sharpen their kayaking skills. Share your techniques with others. Bring your own kayak, paddle, shoes or tabis, and life vest. On-land session will be followed by on-the-water session to Chinaman’s Hat. Must be a HWK club member (you can join the day of the clinic). Must also be a current member of ACA or pay a one-time $5 event fee (exact change please)||
Joe Hu 528-3600 advisor(at)aloha.net&
John Enomoto 737-9514 john(at)gobananaskayaks.com
|5:30 - 7:30 PM - Kualoa Park||Camp Style (some for share, some no for share) Dinner, campfire & marshmallow roast|
|7:30 PM - Kualoa Park||
Annual Christmas Tree Bonfire - every year this gets bigger, better, and more dangerous! Save your Xmas tree to add to the pile.
|Sunday, April 4|
|10:30 - 10:45 AM - Kualoa Park||Malibu Races - Three-person teams in two-person kayaks compete on short course in overstuffed boats. Meet on the beach by 9:30||
|10:45 - 12:00 AM - Kualoa Park||Easter Egg Chase (Hunt) - numbered eggs win prizes!||
Joe & Gary & Rusty
|Noon - 2:00 PM - Kualoa Park||Potluck Lunch, Easter Bonnet Contest, and Kayak Gear Auction, then awarding of prizes||
Gary Budlong &
|3:00 PM||Pack up and go home (This year we'd like to ask a few more of you to stick around for a few minutes and help us clean up the site...) You may also stay for one additional night's camping, if you wish.|
Typically, the weather is windy, punctuated with short episodes of rain, so tarps and rain gear are recommended to be kept handy. If you don't wish to camp, just come for the Sunday fun & games. We often have 40 -60 people on Sunday! Bring a dish for the potlock lunch, and any items you would like to contribute as a prize. (If you'd like to contribute early, call Joe or Gary for pickup). If you wish, bring a hat for the Easter Bonnet Contest. Being a State Park, alcohol is officially banned, so if you do bring any, please be very discrete.
The club gets permits for Friday and Saturday nights, but most people only camp on Sat. night. The Park gates are locked between 8:00 PM and 7:00 AM, so you have to be inside before they close. Campground 'A' is all the way at the back of the park - turn right at the circle, and go down the unpaved road about half a mile. The Large Group Campsite and Pavilion is on the left end, on the ocean side of the bathroom and shower building. It's a concrete building with a covered lanai area and a commercial kitchen, can't miss it. See map below, click on squares for aerial photos and more maps.
Save your Xmas tree! Wrap it in a trash bag or plastic, stick it under the house, and bring it for the Saturday night MegaBonfire. This is not to be missed....
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Click on map for aerial photos and detail maps.
This year we will only be using Kahana Bay for Saturday's paddle.
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