Let’s go Paddling!!! Hawaii Kai to Sans Souci Beach Park

HAWAII KAI TO SANS SOUCI BEACH PARK WAIKIKI – 3.5 or 8 miles.

This is an 8 mile paddle, and we can take the “inside the reef” route for the 1st  4 miles to Diamond Head, or go straight outside and do a straight downwind paddle in the open ocean.  Because it’s down-wind the 8 miles goes by quickly and its’ not as tiring as it would be otherwise.

If you’d like to go on this adventure, but you’re not quite ready for 8 miles, there are 2 alternate routes. One stopping point will be Kahala Beach Park which is on the Kahala side of Diamond Head and only 3.5 miles from the start in Hawaii Kai, and it’s inside the reef all the way, so it’s a good paddle for our less experienced members and for those that like to stay off the open ocean. This 3.5 mile route will take about 1 to 1 ½ hours to complete.

A second alternative route will be the 2nd ½ of the full paddle, a 5 mile paddle from Kahala Beach Park outside the reef, around Black Point and Diamond Head, then over to Sans Souci Beach Park in Waikiki. This route will take about 2 hours. Serf permitting, we’ll make a stop at Doris Duke’s marina (weather and waves permitting).

The shuttle for the short routes will be arranged at the gathering point in Hawaii Kai prior to cars leaving for the long course shuttle.

The 8 mile route will take about 3 hours to finish (unless the surf is good at Diamond Head, in which case we’ll have to stop there for a while to catch a few waves)  so we should finish the long course about 1:00 PM.

We’ll be meeting at 8:00 AM in the parking lot at the Diamond Head end of the Hawaii Kai boat launch parking area – 6200 Kalanianaole Hwy.  After off-loading kayaks, we will leave at about 8:20 to pre-position our cars at the finish points. Before we leave we will agree on our shuttle plan to bring everyone back to the kayaks at the starting point. We’ll plan on starting the paddle at 9:15 AM.

As always, know your capabilities, limits, the ocean conditions and check your equipment before you go. Sun Screen, hat and 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. To check conditions, go to: http://www.surfnewsnetwork.com/and check the surf and wind forecast to see what it’s saying at that time. Then, knowing the latest forecast, we can all make the decision about whether to come out for this paddle or to go for a paddle somewhere else, or stay home and clean the yard.  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 about going.  Bob can be reached at the shop at 808-262-5656 and terry at 808-561-5171.

If you need to rent a kayak –Twogood Kayaks gives Meetup members a 15% discount off the Kamiana rate. They also have car top pads, straps, dry bags, etc.

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Let’s go Paddling!!! Hawaii Kai to Sans Souci Beach Park

HAWAII KAI TO SANS SOUCI BEACH PARK WAIKIKI – 3.5 or 8 miles.

This is an 8 mile paddle, and we can take the “inside the reef” route for the 1st  4 miles to Diamond Head, or go straight outside and do a straight downwind paddle in the open ocean.  Because it’s down-wind the 8 miles goes by quickly and its’ not as tiring as it would be otherwise.

If you’d like to go on this adventure, but you’re not quite ready for 8 miles, there are 2 alternate routes. One stopping point will be Kahala Beach Park which is on the Kahala side of Diamond Head and only 3.5 miles from the start in Hawaii Kai, and it’s inside the reef all the way, so it’s a good paddle for our less experienced members and for those that like to stay off the open ocean. This 3.5 mile route will take about 1 to 1 ½ hours to complete.

A second alternative route will be the 2nd ½ of the full paddle, a 5 mile paddle from Kahala Beach Park outside the reef, around Black Point and Diamond Head, then over to Sans Souci Beach Park in Waikiki. This route will take about 2 hours. Serf permitting, we’ll make a stop at Doris Duke’s marina (weather and waves permitting).

The shuttle for the short routes will be arranged at the gathering point in Hawaii Kai prior to cars leaving for the long course shuttle.

The 8 mile route will take about 3 hours to finish (unless the surf is good at Diamond Head, in which case we’ll have to stop there for a while to catch a few waves)  so we should finish the long course about 1:00 PM.

We’ll be meeting at 8:00 AM in the parking lot at the Diamond Head end of the Hawaii Kai boat launch parking area – 6200 Kalanianaole Hwy.  After off-loading kayaks, we will leave at about 8:20 to pre-position our cars at the finish points. Before we leave we will agree on our shuttle plan to bring everyone back to the kayaks at the starting point. We’ll plan on starting the paddle at 9:15 AM.

As always, know your capabilities, limits, the ocean conditions and check your equipment before you go. Sun Screen, hat and 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. To check conditions, go to: http://www.surfnewsnetwork.com/and check the surf and wind forecast to see what it’s saying at that time. Then, knowing the latest forecast, we can all make the decision about whether to come out for this paddle or to go for a paddle somewhere else, or stay home and clean the yard.  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 about going.  Bob can be reached at the shop at 808-262-5656 and terry at 808-561-5171.

If you need to rent a kayak –Twogood Kayaks gives Meetup members a 15% discount off the Kamiana rate. They also have car top pads, straps, dry bags, etc.

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