This event is being canceled due to high wind and surf at landing site and sewage spill at Keehi Lagoon. We will reschedule in the near future – date to be determined. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Keehi Lagoon to Ewa Beach – 8+ miles
This weekend, we’ll be paddling from Keehi Lagoon Park to Ewa beach Park, a distance of 8.1 miles. This is a part of Oahu not many people get to see because we will be paddling in front of the airport and the entrance to Pearl Harbor. We often see dolphins near the airport on this paddle. If the winds are “trades”, it will be all downwind after we leave Keehi Lagoon. So, a nice easy paddle. If you have your kayak sail, you’ll want to have it on this one! If you don’t have one, you’re welcome to rent one from Twogood’s store, although they have a limited number of rental sails available. They work really well if you have a tandem kayak, or a single with a rudder.
So, here’s the plan…….Meet at 7:30 AM at Keehi Lagoon park near the Canoe Halau. We’ll off-load boats and the car shuttle will be leaving at 8:00 AM. It’s a rather lengthy shuttle around Pearl Harbor, so I’m guessing we’ll have the shuttle complete and plan on paddling away at between 9 and 9:15 AM. This should put our arrival time at Ewa Beach Park at about 11:30 AM .
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 site for any changes and updates and to change your RSVP if you change your mind.