With summer days here, itʻs a great time to jump on your kayak and visit your favorite Oahu spots. Want company (and you should always try and go with someone else), check out the schedule put together by the Hui Waʻa Kaukahi Kayak Club here on Oahu.
The windward side of the island has plenty of opportunities such as Kaneohe Bay in this photo of a smiling kayaker on the way to Kapapa Island. Besides paying a visit to the sand bar, you can cruise inside to Kualoa Regional Park after launching next to Heʻeia Kea Pier. The more adventurous can paddle out the channel and head for Mokoliʻi Island (Chinamanʻs Hat) with a stop on the island before riding the small bumps going in to Kualoa. As always especially if you head outside the reef, safety gear is important. I always throw in my small lightweight Marine VHF radio (available at West Marine for $120) in addition to my cell phone. For those who are also hardcore hikers, getting ACRʻs ResQlink 406 although more expensive is as good as it gets for dire situations out in the water as well as up in the hills.