Is the canopy UPF rated?
Yes. We've had our fabric lab tested and it's UPF30.
Will the screws hold in heavy wind?
Oh yeah. Once the screws are fully in the sand, they'll hold. We don't recommend you use your Beach Shade if the wind is above 22mph, but we've tested in higher winds than that and the screws don't budge.
What if there's no wind?
The Beach Shade requires only 2mph of steady wind to stay aloft, which is almost always present at the beach during the sunniest parts of the day (11am - 3pm).
It's science! Where the warm air above the sand meets the cool air above the ocean, the difference in air pressure creates that familiar sea breeze.