New Shuttle Service for Hawaii Kai Downwinders by Ocean Playground


Denise Darval-Chang, an avid paddler just started a new shuttle service for the island of Oahu, Hawaii. So far it’s just for Hawaii Kai to Kaimana downwinders. Here’s some info below and an example of her schedule. There’s supposed to be something on facebook but I couldn’t find it. Her contact info is below too. I haven’t had a chance to try it yet but plan to do so soon. This is great for the sport so please support her by using this service.

From Denise:


Ocean Playground Shuttle Schedule: Week of 11/8-11/14; Pick Ups at Kaimana dropping off at Maunalua Bay

Monday-Wed. 11/8- 11/ 10 Loading of water crafts 3:30pm, departure at 3:45pm.

Thursday 11/11 Veteran’s Day Holiday- 7:15am loading, 7:30 departure
    Afternoon p/u possibility if there is interest, let me know…minimum of four passengers to run the shuttle

Friday- 11/12 Same as 11/8-10.

Saturday- PAA Race. 7:15 loading at Kaimana, 7:30 departure to Maunalua Bay

Sunday- Same as Thursday 11/11 (early pick-up)

* As for Thursday and Sunday, I am willing to also drop off at Makai Pier.

There would be three options on those days.

Option 1: 7:15 am loading at Kaimana, 7:30 departure to Maunalua Bay; cost $10

Option 2: 7:15 am loading at Kaimana, stay on the shuttle & get dropped off at Makai Pier; cost $12

Option 3: 8:00 am loading at Maunalua Bay, 8:15-8:20 am departure to Makai Pier; cost $10

As for the rsvp, please make sure to reserve your spot on the shuttle …text 741-6379, or email respond to email. Walk-ups are fine as long as there is space.

If anyone wants a 9:30 departure tomorrow MONDAY that can happen if you respond to let me know. If you have a very early p/u needed 6:00 that is a possibility. 4 people minimum.

Mahalo, Ocean Playground Shuttle

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3 Responses to “New Shuttle Service for Hawaii Kai Downwinders by Ocean Playground”

  1. Robert 1Robert

    Awesome, I have been waiting for someone to offer this service and the 6am pickup would work for me. Please keep me posted.

  2. Harns 2Harns

    I saw denise there on sunday. They have a large passenger van and trailer. The trailer holds oc1’s individually. Nice set up. They could stack stand ups on top of the trailer or on the van.

  3. Surfnsnake 3Surfnsnake

    My friend & I tried this shuttle service yesterday. Denise & her son were very accomodating. The first thing that came to mind is..CONVENIENCE. Her service could not have come at a better time. I highly recommend her service for those who don’t have the luxury to coordinate downwind runs with fellow paddlers. My friend’s OC 1 fit perfectly on the trailer while my Standup Board lay on the top rack of the trailer. Very nice set up.

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