Sea Kayaking is one of the most serene and beautiful ways to
experience the coastline and sealife of the Big Island. The mission
of the Big Island Kayak/Adventure Club is to facilitate the connections
between current and future Big Island paddlers, gettting each
of us out on the water more often, enjoying the company of others
and getting to parts of the island that some may not be comfortable
negotiating on their own. The goal is to use the expertise and organizational
skills among our Big Island paddlers to put together and lead a variety of
spectacular excursions, kayaking and other adventures, on a regular basis.
has been spearheading this effort along with the help and interest
of other local paddler/adventurers. As owner of Plenty Pupule Kayaks (P
& P) and through his connections with paddling enthusiasts around
the state he has recognized a desire for a semi-organized group that
individuals can join in at their convenience and increase the enjoyment
of our kayaking experience.
We are organizing outings with varying degrees of difficulty to
many areas around the Big Island. We may be out to beach, snorkel or
just sightsee and get some exercise or we may designate overnight
camping trips and specialty outings like Kayak/Scuba or Kayak/Surfing.
Plentypupule Kayaks in Kona does have demo or rental kayaks
available so members can try out different boats and new gear. For
those who don't yet own a kayak, Kelly will likely be able to set you
up with a rental or demo so you can get a taste and feel for the differences
in gear before you commit yourself to a purchase. If you are interested
trying out some new gear you can come buy the shop and take advantage
of our Kamaaina rental prices. Like what you tried? We will be happy to
deduct the rental price (of a one day rental) off of your
purchase. Occasionally we also get out on hikes or mountain biking
treks just so we don't tend to take our beautiful ocean opportunities
And of course we'd like to share those experiences with other Big Island Adventurers as well.
It's all about having fun
and keeping our Big Island paddlers active and healthy. Everyone involved will be doing so
at their own risk. Kelly is a talented waterman with lifeguarding
skills and current EMT (Emergency Medical Technician),
Check out his Big Island Circumnavigation or Alinuihaha (Hana) Crossing if you've got any doubts you'll still need to make your own personal decisions. Kelly (or anyone else acting as a group leader) will not be responsible
for participants safety. P and P Kayaks and Plentypupule.com offers absolutely no guarantees as to the safety of any given outing. Participants will need to make their own
decisions regarding choosing an appropriate outing for their ability level, and deciding on whether
to participate or pass, depending on prevailing weather considerations
and their own physical fitness level.
Participants may need to cut short their day and return to the starting
point on their own if the days task proves too difficult. Participants
are encouraged to
ask Kelly or another group leader in advance about the level of
difficulty for any particular outing. We'll do our best to give advice
knowing that people can and sometimes do overestimate their
abilities and everyone better understand that Big Island weather is
constantly changing offering no guarantees.
will be cancelled if we'd be kayaking in an area exposed to a
high surf or small craft advisory. Remember the combination of Hawaiian
ocean and weather is often beautiful but can be dangerous as well.
Given a resonable weather forecast for our trip dates, the final, go or
no go, decision will still always be yours to
The Kayak Club activities are exactly the same as hooking up with a few
friends and getting out to enjoy the activities with others instead of
going on your own. Although we advertise the Kayak Club on
Plentypupule.com, P and P Kayaks and Plentypupule.com offers absolutely no guarantees as to the safety of any given trip.
Kelly and Garth at P and P will both be offering their expertise
to paddlers of all ability levels. We do carry a variety of Safety gear
and ask others that may be leading activities carry recommended
safety gear as well. On that note it would be wise for any paddlers
going out on their own, or at least one person in any group to carry
certain safety gear. For a list of items that you could find really
desirable in an emergency click on our list of Kayaking Safety Gear.
Kayak Adventure Club dues $195 for visitors, Free for Kamaaina
Get to know other Big Island paddlers.
Paddle new places and learn the site/weather/surf considerations from a experienced paddler familiar with the area.
Improve your paddling skills. The less experienced you are, the faster you'll improve by spending time with other paddlers.
Share your knowledge, widen your social network and see improvement and improved safety among other Big Island paddlers.
Improve your own skills: Join Kelly for advanced kayak training, kayak surfing, ocean rescue, cpr training, emergency
Crave even more adventure??
Hook up on more extreme trips with other talented paddlers. Visit coastline rarely paddled.
Join Kelly on Big Island (and interisland) flights in his Cessna and in exploring and paddling the rest of our Island chain.
or call Kelly at 808 880-1400 to be added to the club email list or for further info.