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Superior Shade at Seabrook Island | Superior Recreational Products

  • Use

    Membrane-lightweight structure system.
  • Applications

    Hotels, places with lack of shade.
  • Characteristics

    Customized, fast building, flexibility, fire retardant.
  • Certification

    NFPA 701. ASTM E84. California Fire Marshal

More about this product

Seabrook Island is a private oceanfront community located in Johns Island, S.C. This community consists of residential homes, golf courses, and beach club surrounded by a coastal barrier, maritime forest, marshes, and pristine beaches. Being an ocean-side community in the South, Seabrook gets plenty of sunshine and warm weather throughout the year. One of their top complaints was the lack of shade in their pool and beach areas.

In partnership with Superior Recreation of the Carolinas, Superior Shade provided Seabrook with standard and custom shade structures in three different areas throughout the community. In doing so, we turned their biggest complaint into their biggest compliment.


The primary oceanfront beach location called The Ribbon features eight of Superior Shade’s hyperbolic sail shades in varying dimensions to perfectly shade the 230 feet of the curved pathway, so beachgoers can enjoy the ocean without the harsh heat of the sun.

Beside The Ribbon is the Pelican’s Nest restaurant, which features a custom shaded outdoor patio. Two Hypar Sails and four Triangle Sails allow diners to stay cool while they enjoy the ocean views.

The Lake House overlooks Palmetto Lake and features Superior Shade within the pool area. One section included three custom Triangle Sails to shade a seating area and the entrance to the pool. Two Arched Cantilevers provide shade to pool-side loungers, so sunbathers can enjoy the pool area while staying protected from the sun.

Each shade structure in this project features cream Alnet fabric, which is fire retardant and passes the NFPA 701 and ASTM E84 tests. This fabric is also California Fire Marshal certified, which is the highest standard for flame resistance. Another great feature is Superior’s quick release Glide Elbow mechanism, which allows for fabric to be quickly removed when harsh weather hits.

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