Frequently Asked Questions
Shibumi® beach shades are 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, Shibumi beach shades 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: windfinder.com
Shibumi® beach shades need wind to work properly!
Just 2-3 mph of breeze is all Shibumi beach shades need, 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 beach 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: windfinder.com
Definitely! Shibumi® beach shades are designed to be easily set up by one person.
Please refer to our Set Up page for more information.
The Shibumi Shade® beach 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 Shibumi Shade Mini® beach shade 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® beach 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 beach shade. If anything goes wrong, please let us know - we'll be glad to help!
- After every day at the beach, in your yard for example, take the poles out and wipe off sand (especially at the silver connection points), and lightly tap the pole segments so that any sand inside them can fall out.
- You can also occasionally give the poles a light rinse in fresh water, but allow them to dry out completely before storing them again.
- You can also shake out the canopy in your yard to remove excess sand, but this usually is not necessary unless for some reason there is a lot of sand on the canopy. Similarly you can turn the carry bag inside out and shake out any remaining sand.
- We recommend storing your Shibumi Shade® beach shade somewhere that is relatively climate controlled so that it's not too hot and not too damp. A garage may work just fine (if it's dry), but the trunk of your car, for example, would probably not be best for permanent storage!
Both the Shibumi Shade® beach shade and Shibumi Shade Mini® beach shade are only offered in our signature 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 it's a genuine Shibumi® beach shade.
To our knowledge, Shibumi® beach shades are allowed on every beach in the United States except (1) Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Horry County, SC, (2) Rehoboth/ Bethany Beach, DE, and (3) Long Beach/ Manasquan, NJ:
- Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach allow only traditional umbrellas between Memorial Day and Labor Day. (Shibumi beach shades are allowed after Labor Day).
- Horry County, SC allows only traditional umbrellas year round.
- Rehoboth and Bethany Beach, DE allow only traditional umbrellas year round.
- Long Beach, NJ allows only traditional umbrellas year round.
Shibumi is working hard to get Shibumi beach shades allowed at Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and Horry County, SC this summer, and we need your help!
How You Can Help
Please email the Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and Horry County decision makers to ask them to please allow Shibumi® beach shades this summer, following the instructions below:
1. Send your email to:
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2. Address your email:
Dear Mayor Bethune, Mayor Hatley, Council Members, City Manager Simons, City Manager Mahaney, County Administrator Gosnell, and Assistant County Administrator of Public Safety Webster,
3. Include the following in your email (please be kind and respectful 😊):
- Who you are
- Ask them to "Please allow Shibumi® beach shades at Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and Horry County, SC this summer"
- Why this is important to you
Thank you so much for your support. We are so grateful!
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