Let’s go Paddling!! Kahana to Malaekahana 2011

Bob Twogood of Twogood Kayaks leads these monthly FREE kayak outings around Oahu.  During the course of the year his free tours will circle the entire island, so a great way to see Oahu.  His contact and Kailua store location are at the bottom of this posting.  Please support our local businesses, especially ones that give so generously of their time to share their knowledge, experience and time!  This segment sound like a good one, so you may see me on the water.

Anyone else thinking about going?

Aloha Paddlers,

Time for another paddle, and the routes just keep getting better as we go north along the windward side of Oahu!  For all of our new paddlers, I’ve attached our club schedule for the rest of the year to this email so you can be sure to arrange the less important things in life like weddings, vacations etc. around the really important stuff like paddling!! :)

Our next outing is for this coming Saturday, July 23, and we’ll be paddling from Kahana Bay to Malaekahana which is about 9.5 miles so around 3 ½ hours paddling time.   To make it more manageable, we’ll do a ½ way stop at Laie to relax a bit.

This paddle was actually scheduled for July 10, but I was on the mainland so we’ve moved it back a couple of weeks.  I’ll be sending a revised schedule for the rest of the year out soon, but we’ll most likely do the next leg next weekend.

For this trip, we’ll paddle out of scenic Kahana Bay, and stay inside the reef just over 4 miles to Laie where we’ll take a break.  At this point, we have a nice channel through which we can get out to sea.  Once outside the reef,  we’ll turn north and go up the coast.   From there it’s another 4.5 miles to Goat Island, which has a jagged outer shelf made of razor sharp rocks, but a nice fantasy-like little crescent shaped sandy beach on the inside of the island that you could imagine being the scene of a castaway island in some movie.  It’s a great little place and a wonderful spot to “get away from the crowd”.

For those in our group haven’t paddled this area and aren’t sure they want to do nine miles, this route offers two other options.  You could do the 1st ½ of the paddle inside the reef and take out at Laie for a 4 mile paddle, or you could start in Laie when the group finishes it’s “break-time”, and do the open-ocean segment ending at Malaekahana State Park just inside of Goat Island for a 5 mile paddle.

So, here’s the plan……..

Sat., July 23

8:00 AM            Meet at Kahana Bay camp ground, 2nd turn out in the camping area on beach side just across the street from the main parking area.

8:20                  Shuttle cars leave to park vehicles at Malaekahana, or Hauula depending on where you plan to end your paddle.

9:00                  Start the paddle!!

10:30                Arrive Hauula Beach Park for ½ way stop

1:00 PM            Arrive Goat Island, Explore a bit, stretch our legs a bit and depart for the beach (200 yards away)  at our leisure.

So, there ya have it, at this stage the National Weather Service is forecasting 10 to 15 MPH winds for Saturday, so, if they’re in that range, it’ll be a lovely day and easy paddle as the route is mostly downwind.

So, lets all be hoping for great conditions and I’ll see you out there on Saturday!!

Aloha,

Bob Twogood
President
34 B Hamakua Drive
Kailua, Hawaii 96734
www.twogoodkayaks.com
Ph   808-262-5656
Fax   808-261-3111

30 years serving Hawaii’s Kayakers…………

One Response to Let’s go Paddling!! Kahana to Malaekahana 2011
  1. Julie Rawlins
    January 16, 2012 | 4:19 pm

    Please add my name/e-mail address to your mailings for monthly kayak paddling.

Let’s go Paddling!! Kahana to Malaekahana 2011

Bob Twogood of Twogood Kayaks leads these monthly FREE kayak outings around Oahu.  During the course of the year his free tours will circle the entire island, so a great way to see Oahu.  His contact and Kailua store location are at the bottom of this posting.  Please support our local businesses, especially ones that give so generously of their time to share their knowledge, experience and time!  This segment sound like a good one, so you may see me on the water.

Anyone else thinking about going?

Aloha Paddlers,

Time for another paddle, and the routes just keep getting better as we go north along the windward side of Oahu!  For all of our new paddlers, I’ve attached our club schedule for the rest of the year to this email so you can be sure to arrange the less important things in life like weddings, vacations etc. around the really important stuff like paddling!! :)

Our next outing is for this coming Saturday, July 23, and we’ll be paddling from Kahana Bay to Malaekahana which is about 9.5 miles so around 3 ½ hours paddling time.   To make it more manageable, we’ll do a ½ way stop at Laie to relax a bit.

This paddle was actually scheduled for July 10, but I was on the mainland so we’ve moved it back a couple of weeks.  I’ll be sending a revised schedule for the rest of the year out soon, but we’ll most likely do the next leg next weekend.

For this trip, we’ll paddle out of scenic Kahana Bay, and stay inside the reef just over 4 miles to Laie where we’ll take a break.  At this point, we have a nice channel through which we can get out to sea.  Once outside the reef,  we’ll turn north and go up the coast.   From there it’s another 4.5 miles to Goat Island, which has a jagged outer shelf made of razor sharp rocks, but a nice fantasy-like little crescent shaped sandy beach on the inside of the island that you could imagine being the scene of a castaway island in some movie.  It’s a great little place and a wonderful spot to “get away from the crowd”.

For those in our group haven’t paddled this area and aren’t sure they want to do nine miles, this route offers two other options.  You could do the 1st ½ of the paddle inside the reef and take out at Laie for a 4 mile paddle, or you could start in Laie when the group finishes it’s “break-time”, and do the open-ocean segment ending at Malaekahana State Park just inside of Goat Island for a 5 mile paddle.

So, here’s the plan……..

Sat., July 23

8:00 AM            Meet at Kahana Bay camp ground, 2nd turn out in the camping area on beach side just across the street from the main parking area.

8:20                  Shuttle cars leave to park vehicles at Malaekahana, or Hauula depending on where you plan to end your paddle.

9:00                  Start the paddle!!

10:30                Arrive Hauula Beach Park for ½ way stop

1:00 PM            Arrive Goat Island, Explore a bit, stretch our legs a bit and depart for the beach (200 yards away)  at our leisure.

So, there ya have it, at this stage the National Weather Service is forecasting 10 to 15 MPH winds for Saturday, so, if they’re in that range, it’ll be a lovely day and easy paddle as the route is mostly downwind.

So, lets all be hoping for great conditions and I’ll see you out there on Saturday!!

Aloha,

Bob Twogood
President
34 B Hamakua Drive
Kailua, Hawaii 96734
www.twogoodkayaks.com
Ph   808-262-5656
Fax   808-261-3111

30 years serving Hawaii’s Kayakers…………

One Response to Let’s go Paddling!! Kahana to Malaekahana 2011
  1. Julie Rawlins
    January 16, 2012 | 4:19 pm

    Please add my name/e-mail address to your mailings for monthly kayak paddling.