Set Up FAQs
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, the 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
Definitely! Shibumi® beach shades are designed to be easily set up by one person.
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
Unlike other common tents and umbrellas, Shibumi® beach shades cannot catch the wind and blow down the beach. This makes Shibumi® beach shades a safer shade option. However, prolonged exposure to high wind conditions may potentially cause damage to the canopy.
We're working hard to make Shibumi® beach shades more indestructible every year, but we also understand that there may be physical limitations to the material flapping in the wind. In general, it will be best practice to limit exposing your Shibumi® beach shade to winds that are greater than 15-20+ mph on the beach.
If it's too windy to be comfortable on the beach, we recommend packing up and calling it a day. Fortunately, your Shibumi® beach shade can be packed up again in a matter of minutes!
The good news is, even if the back corner or seams are damaged, Shibumi® beach shades will still do a great job of providing shade. In many cases, one of our free repair kits will make things good as new.
- 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!