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

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Baby Makapuu Tide Pools

41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy #9 · Waimanalo

How to find us

Look for Kayaks on the beach and on cars at Baby Makapuu (aka Kaupo Bay) which is 1/4 mi. south of the Pier with the building on it.

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Baby Makapuu to Kailua Beach Park - 8.6 miles. -

On this route, we’ll be starting at Baby Makapuu and 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 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 Baby Makapuu 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 Baby Makapuu - also called - Kaupo Beach Park, 300 Kalanianaole Hwy, across the road from Sea Life Park (very West end of parking lot) 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 - 1:30 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!!

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 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]