Let’s go Paddling!! – Malaekahana to Turtle Bay 2011

Aloha Paddlers,

We had a good paddle this last weekend with brisk following winds and small surf on our trip from Turtle Bay to Waimea Bay. Yes, I know we were scheduled to do the Malaekahana to Turtle Bay route, but with winds being the strength and direction they were, we changed the route and had a Great paddle! So, we’re going to attempt the Malaekahana/Turtle Bay route again this coming Saturday, and see if the weather will co-operate a little more. If we again get conditions that aren’t good for the planned route, we’ll alter it once more and do another down-wind section of the north shore.

This paddle, on Saturday, Aug 13 will complete the Windward(east) side of the island, and take us around Kahuku Point(the and into Turtle Bay on the North shore.

This is another great paddle which will start at Hukilau beach Park at the North end of Laie. After the put-in, we’ll proceed immediately outside the reef and turn north to paddle the 7.5 miles to Turtle Bay. Along the way, we’ll be passing the really secluded stretches of shoreline with nice beaches, including one nude beach(if you want to stop there for a break, there may be entertainment provided J ), and then into the 2 mile rocky, desolate section going around Kakuku point. If the surf permits, we’ll paddle into the cove at Turtle Bay Resort and invade the cove for a swim with the tourists before we paddle the final ½ mile around the point into Turtle Bay to land on it’s seclude white sand beach.

This is a 7.5 mile paddle that can be very pleasant in good conditions but a real challenge if the wind is over 20 MPH or if a large North or East swell is running, which would be unusual this time of year. So, if you have questions about whether you should go on this one if the conditions are challenging, I’d suggest that everyone call the weather(973-4380 ext. 2) and for the surf report (ext. 3) before you leave home on Sunday to confirm that conditions are within your comfort and safety zone.
So, on this coming Saturday, August 13, we’ll meet at Hukilau Beach Park at 8:00 AM. Shuttle cars will leave at 8:20 to park at Turtle Bay, with the paddlers leaving the beach at 9:00 AM. We can figure on about a 3 hour paddle so with our ½ way stop, we’ll most likely finish up around 12:30 PM.

Outing details:
When: Saturday, August 13, 8:00 AM
Where: Malaekahana Bay to Turtle Bay
Start: Malaekahana Beach Park
Finish: Turtle Bay
Distance: 7.5 Miles
Finish: About 12:30 PM

Regarding a place to park the shuttle cars at the take out, we’ll have two choices. Our normal parking spot is at the horse barns behind the golf course pro shop, but we might want to check out the parking close to the Turtle Bay cove, which would make it a bit of a shorter paddle with showers at the end, the only down-side is that if the swell is too large, we may not be able to get in the mouth of the cove. We can talk this over and make a decision on Sunday morning. So, look forward to a great day on the water on Saturday!

On another point, thanks to Terry Conlan and Phoung Ma, we’ll soon be arranging these trips on Meetup.com which will provide lots of advantages and will simplify our process of organizing outings and changing plans. I’ll be sending a note to all of you later today or in the coming few days regarding that change.

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…………

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Let’s go Paddling!! – Malaekahana to Turtle Bay 2011

Aloha Paddlers,

We had a good paddle this last weekend with brisk following winds and small surf on our trip from Turtle Bay to Waimea Bay. Yes, I know we were scheduled to do the Malaekahana to Turtle Bay route, but with winds being the strength and direction they were, we changed the route and had a Great paddle! So, we’re going to attempt the Malaekahana/Turtle Bay route again this coming Saturday, and see if the weather will co-operate a little more. If we again get conditions that aren’t good for the planned route, we’ll alter it once more and do another down-wind section of the north shore.

This paddle, on Saturday, Aug 13 will complete the Windward(east) side of the island, and take us around Kahuku Point(the and into Turtle Bay on the North shore.

This is another great paddle which will start at Hukilau beach Park at the North end of Laie. After the put-in, we’ll proceed immediately outside the reef and turn north to paddle the 7.5 miles to Turtle Bay. Along the way, we’ll be passing the really secluded stretches of shoreline with nice beaches, including one nude beach(if you want to stop there for a break, there may be entertainment provided J ), and then into the 2 mile rocky, desolate section going around Kakuku point. If the surf permits, we’ll paddle into the cove at Turtle Bay Resort and invade the cove for a swim with the tourists before we paddle the final ½ mile around the point into Turtle Bay to land on it’s seclude white sand beach.

This is a 7.5 mile paddle that can be very pleasant in good conditions but a real challenge if the wind is over 20 MPH or if a large North or East swell is running, which would be unusual this time of year. So, if you have questions about whether you should go on this one if the conditions are challenging, I’d suggest that everyone call the weather(973-4380 ext. 2) and for the surf report (ext. 3) before you leave home on Sunday to confirm that conditions are within your comfort and safety zone.
So, on this coming Saturday, August 13, we’ll meet at Hukilau Beach Park at 8:00 AM. Shuttle cars will leave at 8:20 to park at Turtle Bay, with the paddlers leaving the beach at 9:00 AM. We can figure on about a 3 hour paddle so with our ½ way stop, we’ll most likely finish up around 12:30 PM.

Outing details:
When: Saturday, August 13, 8:00 AM
Where: Malaekahana Bay to Turtle Bay
Start: Malaekahana Beach Park
Finish: Turtle Bay
Distance: 7.5 Miles
Finish: About 12:30 PM

Regarding a place to park the shuttle cars at the take out, we’ll have two choices. Our normal parking spot is at the horse barns behind the golf course pro shop, but we might want to check out the parking close to the Turtle Bay cove, which would make it a bit of a shorter paddle with showers at the end, the only down-side is that if the swell is too large, we may not be able to get in the mouth of the cove. We can talk this over and make a decision on Sunday morning. So, look forward to a great day on the water on Saturday!

On another point, thanks to Terry Conlan and Phoung Ma, we’ll soon be arranging these trips on Meetup.com which will provide lots of advantages and will simplify our process of organizing outings and changing plans. I’ll be sending a note to all of you later today or in the coming few days regarding that change.

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…………

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.