I would typically park at the Pililaau Recreation Center, leave a note with the lifeguards and paddle south towards Barbers or north towards Kaena. I was on good terms with the lifeguards and they would look out for my return as I shared any catch. I always carried a cell, HF radio and an PLB since I liked to fish the current line (sometimes 3-4 miles off). If the trades were particularly strong I would stay inside the lee of the Waianae or go inside K-bay. Northshore was also nice if the trades were up too much. Always tried to go very early in the morning and be back in before the winds picked up too much. In retrospect, not the smartest thing to do by yourself but that's why I carried the comms equipment. I always listened to the HF as the dolphin/whale boats were always chatting about bird piles (i.e. fish). Of all the places I have lived I miss Oahu and Olympia, WA the most. The outdoor opportunities in those two places were awesome.