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 Keehi Lagoon to Pu'uloa/Ewa Beach – 8 miles

Keehi Lagoon Beach

Keehi Lagoon to Pu'uloa/Ewa Beach – 8 miles

Aloha Paddlers!!! This will be our 2nd outing for 2023 and I'm hoping that everyone in our group is getting these messages that we've re-started our paddling group!!

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, which would make it a nice easy paddle.

So, here’s the plan…….Meet at 7:30 AM at Keehi Lagoon park near the Canoe Halau, which is at the VERY END of the road that goes through the park. We’ll off-load boats and set up the car shuttle which 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 9:30 AM. This should put our arrival time at Ewa Beach Park at about 1:30 PM . Hoping to see a lot of our group there now that we've re-started ourGroup!!
*==== 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, SUN AND SALT ADVENTURES 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 ====
In the days before the paddle, call BOB at[masked], on the day of the outing, if Bob is leading call his cell at[masked] .

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Kayak from Makapuu to Kailua - Mokulua Islands!! 8.6 Miles

Makapuu Beach Park

U.H. Makai Pier to Kailua Beach Park - 8.6 miles. -
We’ll be meeting at the U.H. Makai Pier, about 1/4 mile on the Kailua side of Sea Life Park at 8:00 AM. We'll leave to shuttle the cars to Kailua Beach Park at 8:20, and we should be paddling away at 9:15- 9:30 AM. We can plan on finishing up around 1 - 2:30 PM, depending on how much we hang out at the rest stops.
We'll be paddling first to the Mokulua Islands where we’ll take a break, do a bit of exploration, shoot the slots, paddle the cove, do some cliff jumping?? – all if winds & surf are permitting – and then paddle over to Kailua Beach and take out there. Another benefit of this route is that if you’d like to paddle, but don’t want to do the whole 7 or 8 mile route, you can start at Makai Pier and take out at Bellows beach, or start at Bellows Beach and meet us as we paddle by, and take out at Kailua after enjoying the Mokes for a while. So, Here’s the plan: We’ll meet at Makai Pier, 1/4 mile toward Kailua from Sea Life Park at 8:00AM . After offloading boats, we’ll leave to shuttle cars to Kailua Beach Park at 8:20. After driving back to Baby Makapuu, we should be paddling away from shore at approx. 9:15 to 9:30 and finishing at Kailua Beach at about 1:00 - 2:30 PM depending on how much time we hang out at the Mokes. One of the nice thing about this route is that we can stay inside the reef in the protected water if the wind or surf is up, or go out side for a bit of surfing, or head out to Rabbit Island. And then turn over toward the Mokes. We’ll make our choice depending on conditions and whichever way we decide to go, it’ll be a fun day on the water so we’ll see ya 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, SUN AND SALE ADVENTURES (Formerly 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] for your reservation. 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[masked]

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