What we're about

Our Club's purpose is to introduce new paddlers to the joy of kayaking safely in Hawaii, to build paddler's skills, experience, and confidence, learn how to make good judgments when on the ocean, and have fun while you explore Oahu in a way that most people will never have a chance to.

Each month we paddle a route that is from 5 to 9 miles along a section of Oahu's coastline. If you attend all of our outings, you will paddle entirely around the Island of Oahu in just over 1 year, develop kayaking skills, ocean experience, and a new network of friends to create your own adventures with.

Most of our longer paddles have 1/2 way point stops so new members can stop there, or begin the paddle at that point if the entire long course is longer than the are comfortable paddling.

So, come join us to make new friends, and learn how to enjoy the beautiful ocean that surrounds us!

Our yearly trips:

• Makapuu to Hawaii Kai, possible whale sightings. 9.5 miles

• Kaimaina Beach to Keehi Lagoon, views of Wakiki. 7.6 miles

• Keehi Lagoon to Pu'uloa/Ewa Beach, might be all down wind. 8.2 miles

• Makapuu to Kailua, visit the Mokes & plane wreck. 8.6 miles

• Kailua to Kaneohe Bay, visit the Mokumanu Cave! 10.8 miles

• Heeia Pier to Kualoa, visit Chinaman's Hat. 6.1 miles

• Kualoa to Kahana Bay, and paddle up the Kahana River. 6+2 miles

• Kahana Bay to Malaekahana, stop at Mokuauia Beach. 9.6 miles

• Malaekahana to Turtle Bay, see BIG Turtles!! 7.4 miles

• Turtle Bay to Waimea Bay, explore Kawela Bay & Sunset Beach. 7.0 miles

• Waimea Bay to Mokuleia, maybe all down wind. Visit the shark cages. 13.0 miles

• Mokuleia to Yokohama, go around Kaena Pt. 7.4 miles

• Yokohama to Makaha, see dolphins!!! 5.8 miles

• Makaha to Kahe Pt., see dolphins!!! 10.5 miles

• Nimitz Cove Beach to Tracks Beach/Electric Beach/Kahe Pt. & Paradise Cove. 8.1 miles

• Pu'uloa/Ewa Beach to Nimitz Cove Beach, a simple shoreline miles cruise. 6.5 miles

• Hawaii Kai to Kaimana Beach, stop at Shangri-La & Diamond Head. 8.6 miles

Upcoming events (2)

Kayak from Mokuleia to Yokohama Bay....Around Kaena Point!!!! 7.4 Miles

Aloha Paddlers!! Time for our epic Kaena Point paddle! We may be able to beach ½-way at Kaena Pt (NOT a drop off/pick up point) and may see Monk Seals and Iwas (Albatross) that are nesting in the sanctuary there. Paddlers rarely do this unique trip because of logistical difficulty shuttling cars. Normally, we’d meet at Mokuleia, then drive cars to Yokohama and leave them there, then some of us would shuttle us back. After the paddle, some unlucky souls would drive the shuttle-drivers BACK to Mokuleia to get their cars, meaning driving 120 miles to do a seven mile paddle!!! So, to simplify, we will bring a 14-Passenger van and 20-kayak trailer to haul people & kayaks from Yokohama Beach to the start at Mokuleia Beach. Those that use the shuttle will leave their car at the finish WITHOUT having to do that arduous 120 mile round trip shuttle. We save 2 ½ hours & considerable gas. To cover gas + staff cost for 2+ shuttle vehicles, there'll be a $40 per person fee for those that take the van plus kayak shuttle, and $20 for those putting a kayak on the trailer but driving themselves to the start point. A great deal! In past, we've had 20 sign up but the shuttle option will only work if we get 8+ people using the van and trailer. If less than 8 sign up, we’ll have to do the shuttle without a van. If over 14 sign up, we might need another car; if you have a 5 pax car and a shuttle-bunny that would enjoy a scenic drive and making money doing it, call our store and we’ll set up a list of possible add'l drivers. The limited van seats will be assigned first come-first served. To reserve the shuttle, call Twogood Kayaks at[masked] to sign up and pay (credit card) ASAP as it fills up quickly. The Grand Plan: Meet 7:00AM Yokohama Beach Park (near bathrooms), Waianae side of Kaena Pt. Load kayaks onto trailer. Depart 7:30AM ----- Don’t arrive late! Leave home 15 minutes earlier than you need to; should be easy to be on time. This should put us at Mokuleia by 8:30AM, launching around 9:00AM and finishing up around 2PM. We’ll launch from a beach just after Dillingham Air Field (1.5 miles past Mokuleia Beach Park near end of Farrington Hwy) - around 4 miles from Kaena Pt. We should have tailwinds for the first ½ of trip. After ½ way stop (hopefully) at Kaena Pt, it’s another 3 miles to Yokohama Beach and the cars. A pleasant paddle if conditions are good. Bring drinks and an easy snack and have them accessible, in case we don’t get to stop at Kaena Pt. *==== CHANGED YOUR MIND? ==== 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. *==== KNOW YOUR LIMITS ==== Know your capabilities, limits, forecast conditions and check your equipment before you go. Sun Screen, hat and plenty of 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. Check conditions at http://www.surfnewsnetwork.com/ or call the National Weather service at[masked] (#2 to get wind speeds and #3 for surf report). Knowing the latest forecast, you can decide (based upon individual abilities) whether to paddle, or stay home and clean the yard. *==== NEED TO RENT ==== The club does not own, rent, pick up or deliver kayaks to events. Check club site for possible ride sharing/equipment and tandems. If you need to rent a kayak, Twogood Kayaks gives Meetup members a discount off regular rental rates! MENTION YOU ARE JOINING THE CLUB TRIP. They also have car top pads, straps, dry bags, etc. Call the store[masked]. You can also pick up your kayak the day before, after 3 pm so you can drive straight to the put-in the next day; let them know and they’ll be happy to accommodate your request. *==== CONTACT ==== If Bob is leading, call shop[masked], or on day of paddle on cell[masked]. If David is leading, call cell[masked]

Kayak from Yokohama Bay Beach Park to Makaha Beach 5.8 Miles

Yokohama Bay Beach Park to Makaha Beach 5.8 Miles. - Aloha Paddlers!! This time we’ll be paddling from Yokohama Beach Park to Makaha Beach Park which is only a 6 mile paddle, so, depending on weather and surf conditions, might be a suitable paddle for beginners to join in on. The paddle should take about 2 to 2 ½ hours(depending on the wind), which will leave as much time as we want for surfing the breaks along the way or at Makaha when we come in, so bring your best surfing/paddling kayak and we’ll have some fun at the end of the paddle!----provided the surf zone isn’t too crowded if there are waves. So, here’s the plan – we’ll be meeting at Yokohama Beach Park at 8:00 AM, the shuttle drivers will leave at 8:20 and we’ll start the paddle around 9:00 AM. That should put us into MAKAHA at around 11:30 and we’ll play in the waves till we get tired of it, conditions permitting. It should be a fun paddle, depending on the wind, so I’ll look forward to seeing you all there! *==== CHANGED YOUR MIND? ==== 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. *==== KNOW YOUR LIMITS ==== Know your capabilities, limits, forecast conditions and check your equipment before you go. Sun Screen, hat and plenty of 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. Check conditions at http://www.surfnewsnetwork.com/ or call the National Weather service at[masked] (#2 to get wind speeds and #3 for surf report). Knowing the latest forecast, you can decide (based upon individual abilities) whether to paddle, or stay home and clean the yard. *==== NEED TO RENT ==== The club does not own, rent, pick up or deliver kayaks to events. Check club site for possible ride sharing/equipment and tandems. If you need to rent a kayak, Twogood Kayaks gives Meetup members a discount off regular rental rates! MENTION YOU ARE JOINING THE CLUB TRIP. They also have car top pads, straps, dry bags, etc. Call the store[masked]. You can also pick up your kayak the day before, after 3 pm so you can drive straight to the put-in the next day; let them know and they’ll be happy to accommodate your request. *==== CONTACT ==== If Bob is leading, call shop[masked], or on day of paddle on cell[masked]. If David is leading, call cell[masked]

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