Kīpū straddles the Hāʻupu mountain range and is divided in two parts. Kīpū means Hold-back or brace, as a canoe on a wave with a paddle.


 

Kīpū:  Hold-back or brace, as a canoe on a wave with a paddle

It straddles the Hāʻupu mountain range and is divided in two parts, Kīpū-uka and Kīpū-kai. Hāʻupu peak dominates the land.