How to setup a CoolCabana

Follow the three simple steps below to setup your CoolCabana with ease.

To keep your CoolCabana strong, please ensure it is anchored down with each sand pocket completely filled with sand and all 4 columns pulled tight. 

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Step 1: Tap the Sand Spike into the Sand

  • Place the Sand Spike inside the center pole, and tap it vertically into the sand.
  • Do not tap it in past the marked 'sand line', if you do the corner columns will be slack and won't anchor your CoolCabana down.
  • Pro tip: To align your CoolCabana to the beach edge, point one corner of the center pole directly towards the water.

It is important to not continue past the marked 'sand line', as this ensures that once your CoolCabana is setup, the columns will be taut which is key to a strong setup.

Pro tip: To have your CoolCabana aligned to the beach, point one corner of the center pole towards the water.

Step 2: Place the CoolCabana on the center pole

  • If you have a medium CoolCabana, you will have a second center pole. Please slide this on top of the lower center pole before proceeding.

Step 3: Open an arm, fill its sand pocket, and repeat

  • Open the arm on the windiest side (generally the oceanside), and fill its sand pocket.
  • Then open the arm in the opposite corner, and fill its sand pocket. Repeat this for the remaining two corners.
  • Finally, ensure there is no slack in the columns. As the beach is typically uneven, you may need to raise or lower the sand a few inches underneath the sand pockets or possibly place the sand pockets further away from the centre pole.

Then open the arm in the opposite corner, and fill its sand pocket. Continue for the remaining two corners in any order.

Finally, ensure that there is no slack in the columns. As the beach is typically uneven, this may mean you will need to raise or lower the sand a few inches underneath the sand pockets.

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Then open the arm in the opposite corner, and fill its sand pocket. Continue for the remaining two corners in any order.

Finally, ensure that there is no slack in the columns. As the beach is typically uneven, this may mean you will need to raise or lower the sand a few inches underneath the sand pockets.

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How to pack-up a CoolCabana

Pack-up is super simple and intuitive! Here are a few tips that will make you feel like an expert first try.

  • 1: Empty a sand pocket, then close that arm before moving to the next sand pocket.
  • 2: Empty the sand pockets on the least windy side (generally furthest from the ocean) first.
  • 3: Place the sand pocket upside down over the top of the CoolCabana, this helps to empty any remaining sand and makes it easier to evenly distribute the columns and pack it away.
  • 4: It helps to also wrap the fabric columns around the outside to tighten the CoolCabana before sliding the bag on over the top.