A mooring area for small boats has been designated in front of the Outrigger Canoe Club and its next door neighbor, the Elks Club by the State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources. The document authorizing the mooring area may be found in Hawaii Administrative Rules, Title 13, Subtitle 11, Part 1, Small Boat Harbors, Chapter 235 Offshore Mooring Rules and Areas. §§235-33 reads:
Kapua Channel Mooring Area
The Kapua Channel mooring area means the area designated and shown on Exhibit “E” (see below), dated July 15, 1990, which is located at the end of this subchapter. The boundaries are as follows:
Beginning at a point at the low water mark of the tip of the rock groin fronting the Northwest boundary of the Colony Surf Hotel by azimuths measured clockwise from true South 040 degrees for a distance of one hundred twenty feet; 328 degrees for a distance of four hundred fifty feet; 48 degrees 21 minutes for a distance of one hundred fifty-one feet; 146 degrees 49 minutes for a distance of five hundred eighteen feet; 252 degrees 34 minutes for a distance of one hundred sixty-eight feet to the point of beginning.
Kapua Channel mooring area is limited to recreational sail and manually-propelled watercraft less than twenty-two feet in length, to include Hawaiian canoes not to exceed forty-eight feet in length. Motorized vessels are prohibited except for one rescue and safety vessel owned and operated by the Outrigger Canoe Club. [Eff 2/24/94] (Auth: HRS §§200-1, 200-2, 200-3, 20-6) (Imp: HRS §§200-1, 200-2, 200-3, 200-6)
The moorage is free. Outrigger Canoe Club maintains a list of boats moored at the site for DLNR. For more information, contact the OCC Beach Services.