FREE Whale Watching Kayak Trip @ Makapuu Point

HOT TIP, and did I mention it’s FREE!  You must furnish your own kayak, but rent one if you don’t own one, this trip is the awesome. “Like” or Re-tweet this post please !

Aloha Paddlers!

If the weather is suitable do the paddle on Sunday February 13, 2011, here are the details..

This outing is a good Family type excursion as the non-paddling members of your family can do the Makapuu Point lighthouse hike to the top of the mount overlooking the ocean, while the paddling members of the family paddle out to commune with the whales.  Then you can all finish up with a family picnic lunch at Sandy Beach.

On this trip, Kathy and Chenoa, my wife and daughter have volunteered – again- to be our spotters from on top of Makapuu point.  On Sunday, they’ll hike to the lighthouse lookout to spot whales for us, and with our vhf radios, they’ll talk us right over to them. If any of you have VHF radios, this would be a great time to bring them.  Then you’ll get the spotter’s info at the same time I do.   If the weather is good, which it has a good chance of being, then it should be a really fun paddle.  .

A couple of words of caution though.  (1)  It is illegal to approach closer than 100 yd. to a whale on the surface so let’s all stay aware of that and keep our distance from them, and (2)  the last time we did this paddle, it drew out everyone and their brother who had any old clunker kayaks in their backyard or borrowed from friends…..we even had one fellow who tried to take a surf-ski that he had never paddled before out there.  He didn’t get far cause he couldn’t keep it upright to get away from the beach.  The point of this is that if you have friends coming along who have not spent time kayaking on the ocean, please make it YOUR responsibility to keep them close to you in case they need guidance or assistance.  Makapuu point waters are really nice on a variable wind day, but they can be very rough when the wind is blowing, and we’ll be in an area where the closest landing point will be about a mile away.

Our put-in will be at baby Makapuu which is ¼ mile south of the UH Pier. We’ll plan on meeting at 8:00 AM and launching at 8:30.  It’s about 2 miles out to the point and we may go around the point to the Sandy beach side of the cliffs if that’s where the whales are.  When we’re done with the whale watching, if the conditions are good, we’ll do a paddle around the back-side of Rabbit Island on the way in and we’ll probably finish up around noon.

Let’s all pray for great weather on Saturday, and I’ll look forward to seeing you out there at 8:00 AM!

And REMEMBER TO CHECK THE TWOGOOD KAYAKS FACEBOOK PAGE SATURDAY AFTER 3:00 pm CONFIRM WHETHER WE’RE GOING OR NOT.    Hope to see you all this weekend!!

Aloha,

Bob Twogood
President
345 Hahani St
Kailua, Hawaii 96734
www.twogoodkayaks.com

Ph   808-262-5656
Fax   808-261-3111

30 years serving Hawaii’s Kayakers…………

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FREE Whale Watching Kayak Trip @ Makapuu Point

HOT TIP, and did I mention it’s FREE!  You must furnish your own kayak, but rent one if you don’t own one, this trip is the awesome. “Like” or Re-tweet this post please !

Aloha Paddlers!

If the weather is suitable do the paddle on Sunday February 13, 2011, here are the details..

This outing is a good Family type excursion as the non-paddling members of your family can do the Makapuu Point lighthouse hike to the top of the mount overlooking the ocean, while the paddling members of the family paddle out to commune with the whales.  Then you can all finish up with a family picnic lunch at Sandy Beach.

On this trip, Kathy and Chenoa, my wife and daughter have volunteered – again- to be our spotters from on top of Makapuu point.  On Sunday, they’ll hike to the lighthouse lookout to spot whales for us, and with our vhf radios, they’ll talk us right over to them. If any of you have VHF radios, this would be a great time to bring them.  Then you’ll get the spotter’s info at the same time I do.   If the weather is good, which it has a good chance of being, then it should be a really fun paddle.  .

A couple of words of caution though.  (1)  It is illegal to approach closer than 100 yd. to a whale on the surface so let’s all stay aware of that and keep our distance from them, and (2)  the last time we did this paddle, it drew out everyone and their brother who had any old clunker kayaks in their backyard or borrowed from friends…..we even had one fellow who tried to take a surf-ski that he had never paddled before out there.  He didn’t get far cause he couldn’t keep it upright to get away from the beach.  The point of this is that if you have friends coming along who have not spent time kayaking on the ocean, please make it YOUR responsibility to keep them close to you in case they need guidance or assistance.  Makapuu point waters are really nice on a variable wind day, but they can be very rough when the wind is blowing, and we’ll be in an area where the closest landing point will be about a mile away.

Our put-in will be at baby Makapuu which is ¼ mile south of the UH Pier. We’ll plan on meeting at 8:00 AM and launching at 8:30.  It’s about 2 miles out to the point and we may go around the point to the Sandy beach side of the cliffs if that’s where the whales are.  When we’re done with the whale watching, if the conditions are good, we’ll do a paddle around the back-side of Rabbit Island on the way in and we’ll probably finish up around noon.

Let’s all pray for great weather on Saturday, and I’ll look forward to seeing you out there at 8:00 AM!

And REMEMBER TO CHECK THE TWOGOOD KAYAKS FACEBOOK PAGE SATURDAY AFTER 3:00 pm CONFIRM WHETHER WE’RE GOING OR NOT.    Hope to see you all this weekend!!

Aloha,

Bob Twogood
President
345 Hahani St
Kailua, Hawaii 96734
www.twogoodkayaks.com

Ph   808-262-5656
Fax   808-261-3111

30 years serving Hawaii’s Kayakers…………

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.