hawaii kai to kaimana..

Just was wondering if anybody rushes the run solo...and how long does it usually take if your a novice....and what would be the best course...i just started and i wanna rush it solo...but not too sure yet....

Submitted by brn_skn on Thu, 07/17/2008 - 8:50pm

I dunno, this may just be me, but I don't think doing anything several miles off shore by yourself is such a good idea. Got choke people that do HiKai runs, join up with them.

Case in point, last week a diver drowned and was lost for several hours even though he was diving with several other people. He was last seen off of Waikiki and was found off Sand Island.

#1 Thu, 07/17/2008 - 9:44pm

'tis always best t' do th' run wi' as many swabbies as possible. make sure that if ye go wi' swabbies that be faster than ye that they be trustworthy enough t' look aft or avast at a certain point t' wait fer ye.

#2 Thu, 07/17/2008 - 9:55pm

Yea, thats my problem, the swabbies never look aft. I'm going to catch those SOB's even if half my OC-1 is submarined under water.

#3 Thu, 07/17/2008 - 10:26pm

Jnr did that for years till he finally caught them, now they chase him.


#4 Fri, 07/18/2008 - 12:06am

you right Rambo, Jr. surely paid his dues.

#5 Fri, 07/18/2008 - 1:33pm

Make sure your equipment is in order, bring a leash, and charge it. Hawaii Kai is user friendly. Sometimes to become a better OC-1 surfer you should put in a lot of "me" time so you can take your time and study the ocean and your chemistry with your equipment.


save la'au point.

#6 Fri, 07/18/2008 - 8:37pm

my first time...took me about 2 hours. My fastest....49 min.

Go with someone your first time....just to be safe.

After a couple runs "babysitted", all you!

#7 Fri, 07/18/2008 - 9:13pm

"Me Time" ............ Absolutely Bamskii. Lot's of things click when it's just you, your canoe and the ocean.

I love my Me time and always safety-up in preparation.

Cheers Rambo

#8 Fri, 07/18/2008 - 9:21pm

Is that Kaimana run a round trip back to Hawaii Kai or just one-way?

#9 Fri, 07/18/2008 - 10:56pm

If you have an old cell phone that's not in service, get it vacuum bagged (after you charge it) and go ahead and charge any run you feel like solo. old cell phones can still be used for emergency services like 911 even if it has no service plan.

#10 Sat, 07/19/2008 - 8:39pm

old cell phones can still be used for emergency services like 911 even if it has no service plan.

Just make sure that old cell phone isn't too old as they suppose to have shut off the old Analog and TDMA digital network back in February. Get one of those that use a SIM card (GSM) as AT&T and T-Mobiles GSM network is still up or a Sprint phone.

Wear a bright Red or Orange shirt while you're out there just in case you do go solo.

#11 Sun, 07/20/2008 - 1:18am

why would anyone WANT to do a run solo?? Im sorry but that is just plain stupidity. If your competent and just cannot find at least 1 partner then thats one thing, but to set out to do any downhill run without a partner is asking for trouble. Its not like when you go with others that they "help" you do the run anyway. If something happens then your good that way. I am a little suprised that nobody else has brought this up before me with how much everyone talks about safety first. I dont know how hairy that run is but I have been doing Keokea runs and would never even consider doing it solo. I only know of a handful of people that have.

#12 Sun, 07/20/2008 - 10:29pm

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