Paddle Kahana Bay to Malaekahana

Kahana Bay to Malaekahana – 4.8 miles for the short route or, 9.5 miles if you want to paddle the entire course. 

Time for another paddle, and the routes just keep getting better as we go north along the windward side of Oahu!

Our next outing is for  Saturday, May 31, and we’ll be paddling from Kahana Bay north in the protected waters inside the reef, for 4.8 miles to Hauula Beach Park.  Here, we'll take a break, and those that want to end their paddle here, will have a shower and restrooms to change in.  Those that want to paddle the entire route will then head out around Laiea Point and paddle the final 4 miles to Malaekahana Beach Park - Home to the absolutely gorgeous Goat Island, with it's  nice fantasy-like little crescent shaped sandy beach on the inside shore of the island that you could imagine being the scene of a castaway island in some movie. It’s a great little place and a wonderful spot to “get away from the crowd”.

Back in the day, this was the most popular nude beach on Oahu – alas no more.

For those in our group who haven’t paddled this area and aren’t sure they want to do nine + miles, this route offers two other options. You could do the 1st ½ of the paddle inside the reef and take out at Laie for a 4 mile paddle, or you could start in Laie when the group finishes its “break-time”, and do the open-ocean segment ending at Malaekahana State Park just inside of Goat Island for a 5 mile paddle.

So, here’s the plan……..

Meet at 8:00 am at Kahana Bay camp ground, 2nd turn out after the main bridge in the camping area on beach side.

Shuttle cars leave at 8:20 to move vehicles at Malaekahana, or Hauula depending on where you plan to end your paddle.

We'll start the paddle at 9:00 am from Kahana Bay .

We should arrive at Hauula Beach Park for ½ way stop between 10:00 and 10:30 if you plan to join us there.

Arrive Goat Island (Malaekahana) about 1:00 PM. Explore a bit, stretch our legs a bit and depart for the beach (200 yards away) at our leisure.

As always: know your capabilities, limits, the conditions and check your equipment before you go. Sun Screen, hat and water are a must. Sun glasses, gloves and dry bag are a good idea. Remember to stay in sight of the group and tell others if you are leaving. You alone are responsible for your health and safety. To check conditions, go to: http://www.surfnewsnetwork.com/ and check the surf and wind forecast to see what it’s saying at that time. Then, knowing the latest forecast, we can all make the decision about whether to come out for this paddle or to go for a paddle somewhere else, or stay home and clean the yard. Be sure to check the Meetup – Hua Iki web site for any changes and updates and to change your RSVP if you change your mind.

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  • Ana V.

    anyone take any pics? :(

    June 14, 2014

  • Rhonda H

    I had a great time on this paddle particularly since I got to go tandem with Bob! I learned a lot and got to ride a few waves that I wouldn't have tried on my own just yet. :-) I hope some folks took pictures that they can share -- I really must get a waterproof camera soon!

    June 2, 2014

  • Daniel

    Didnt get there, just to the halfway point, but it was so much fun!

    May 31, 2014

  • jason b.

    Good meeting everyone

    May 31, 2014

  • Cisco Martin del Campo J.

    I'm picking up a kayaker at Bellows then headed to Kahana Bay. Wish I could camp at Kahana Bay. Thank you all for the help

    May 30, 2014

  • DC

    Hi Cisco, check out this link. As of this morning, there is availability for camping

    https://camping.ehawaii.gov/camping/all,details,1679.html

    May 30, 2014

  • Cisco Martin del Campo J.

    Anyone have a campsite near Bellows that me and a guest could stay at Friday night? Instead of having to drive from Ewan Beach.

    May 29, 2014

    • Bob

      Hi Cisco, Just a heads up that Bellows is about a 45 minute drive from Kahana Bay - which also has camp sites and is where we will be departing from tomorrow Morning.

      May 30, 2014

    • Bob

      I think you can go on-line to get a camping permit for Kahana Bay campground if that is where you want to camp. Bellows is Air force property and you can camp there on weekends, but I don't know about Fridays - you can probably check that out with a google search also. Good luck and maybe see ya tomorrow!

      May 30, 2014

  • Daniel

    Hi Sarah!
    Welcome to the group.
    Bob is the event/organizer, but I will try to answer some of your questions:
    You don't need your own kayak, you can rent it, also a lot of times other members look to go tandem with someone else and I am sure they will post here.
    I myself rent it, and this place is good, recommended by Bob, the organizer.
    http://www.twogoodkayaks.com/
    If you need a ride: since there are many members most likely someone can give you a ride, I myself live by Kaimuki, and if thats nearby to you, I will be glad to.

    Hope that helps!!
    Enjoy!

    May 25, 2014

    • Daniel

      By friday afternoon let me know your address to pick you up so we can be ready for saturday!, I will see you then.

      May 27, 2014

    • Sarah G.

      I sent you a message with my contact info and address, lemme know if you didnt get it!

      May 29, 2014

  • Patricia

    Bringing two guest if that's okay

    May 26, 2014

    • Bob

      Certainly! The more the merrier!!

      May 26, 2014

    • Patricia

      :).

      May 26, 2014

  • Sarah G.

    Hi everybody! I have just joined this group and I have a few questions. First do I need my own kayak or can I borrow one or ride tandem with someone? Also I do not have a car here, do you guys do carpooling at all to these events? I hope I can make this work and join you guys on Saturday! Thanks!

    1 · May 25, 2014

    • Bob

      Hi Sarah,

      May 26, 2014

    • Bob

      Hi Sarah, Welcome Aboard!! Daniel did a great job of answering most of your questions, but if you don't have a tandem partner by Friday morning, give me a call at Twogood Kayaks[masked], and there are a few gentlemen who probably would be happy to partner on renting a tandem with you. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday! Aloha,

      May 26, 2014

  • Bob

    Hey Guys, If there are more of you gentlemen that would like to volunteer to go tandem with a lady that wants to go but doesn't have a partner, let me know and/or make a posting here.

    1 · May 20, 2014

  • Rhonda H

    I'm interested in doing the short route (Kahana Bay to Laie), but would prefer to go in a tandem this time. If anyone is interested, let me know!

    May 19, 2014

    • Bob

      Hi Rhonda (and all the other ladies that would like to go on a tandem but don't have a paddling partner), I've got several gentlemen that will be going on this paddle and have volunteered to go tandem with any of you ladies that want to go tandem but don't have a partner. ..... So, as of now, you have a tandem partner and I'll have one of they gents respond to this message so you two can work out logistical info. PS, If we run out of guys to go with you ladies, I'll jump on a tandem with someone too!

      May 20, 2014

  • Daniel

    That's too bad Steve. We will make sure to take pictures just so you get envious!.

    Just kidding we will send you some pictures so you can feel as if you were there!

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • Steve

    I'd love to make this paddle but I'll be on the mainland that week-end.

    May 2, 2014

    • Bob

      What a bummer! Will Caroline's ribs healed enough to allow her to join us and tell you all about it?

      May 12, 2014

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