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What does the name Kaipo'i mean?

The meaning of the name “Kaipo'i” is: “Crest of a breaking wave”.

Additional information: It's meaninig is what happens when an incoming wave hits an outgoing back wash and the splash looks like a person. That splash is a Kaipo'i. The name is also in many Hawaiian chants about the rough water channels between the island. It is said the Kaipo'is can be so big they flip over a double hauled canoe.