Frequently Asked Questions


The Shibumi Shade canopy is designed to float effortlessly on the ocean breeze. As little as 3 mph of wind is all it takes to keep the canopy floating comfortably.

Because the canopy has no rigid structure, the Shibumi Shade cannot fly away in a strong gust, or tumble down the beach.

Check the current wind conditions at your beach, and view wind forecasts anywhere in the world here:

The Shibumi Shade does need wind in order to work properly!

Just 2-3 mph of breeze is all Shibumi needs, and most beaches will have a sufficient breeze more than 90% of the time.

Sometimes, the wind at the beach may simply not cooperate, and that makes Shibumi Shade use difficult. For example, earlier in the day, before the air temperature has had a chance to warm up enough to drive a good breeze, the wind may be too light for ideal use. However, most sunny days at the beach are sufficiently windy, particularly by the afternoon.

We use this handy website to check the wind conditions and forecast before heading out to the beach:

Definitely! Shibumi Shade was designed to be easily set up by one person.

The Shibumi Shade will easily accommodate a group of 6 sitting comfortably side by side in the shade, with room leftover for bags, coolers, beach gear, etc!

The new Shibumi Shade Mini is best for small groups (1-2 people), and provides about half of the shaded area of the original Shibumi Shade.

When you buy a Shibumi Shade from us, your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed!

If you're not satisfied, no worries! Please let us know so that we can make it right. We'll be glad to provide Free Repair Kits for small nicks and tears, and poles can be easily swapped out.

We’re dedicated to making the world's best beach shade from the highest quality materials, and our number one priority is simply that you love your Shibumi Shade. If anything goes wrong, please let us know - we'll be glad to help!

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Both the Shibumi Shade and Shibumi Shade Mini are only offerred in our signautre blue and teal colors. We love the way these colors complement the colors in the ocean. When you see our blue and teal colors on the beach, you'll also know its a genuine Shibumi Shade.

To our knowledge, Shibumi Shades are allowed on every beach in the United States except Myrtle and North Myrtle Beach, SC and Rehoboth and Bethany Beach, DE.

Myrtle and North Myrtle Beach, SC allow only traditional umbrellas between Memorial Day and Labor Day. (Shibumi Shades are allowed only in the off-season, between Labor Day and Memorial Day).

Rehoboth and Bethany Beach, DE allow only traditional umbrellas year round.

Why these rules are in place

Our understanding is that these towns created their beach shade rules long before Shibumi Shade, primarily to prohibit heavy and bulky “tailgate” tents.

“Shibumi” is a design concept meaning effortless perfection. At Shibumi, we're on a mission to help you achieve your perfect beach day through elegant product innovation and high-quality design.