About Our Windbreak Poles

Wooden Windbreak Poles for our Beach Windbreaks are probably one of the most challenging items that we have to source…

So far we have been sourcing windbreak poles from companies which may have ceased to trade with unused warehouse stock, and we were lucky enough to acquire hundreds of unused 1950’s poles made from beechwood as part of the Blackpool Deckchair trove.

Trying to find new poles in this day and age, of the correct size and quality, is more difficult than one would imagine. No UK business that we contacted is geared up to this type of manufacture. Furthermore, any other poles readily available are made of unsustainable poor quality wood from dubious Oriental sources.

When we asked our Indonesian suppliers if they could make new poles for us with the same high spec as our other furniture, the price quoted was not a viable option. However, they came up with a surprising alternative…

Vintage Poles

They have sourced some ready made vintage poles made of a strong native wood of surprising quality and endurance, together with the additional bonus of being the correct width and length. They just needed a point carving at the end like a large pencil, but as luck would have it, they were already painted along the length years ago, in bold horizontal red and white stripes.

windbreak poles

Perfect Poles for The Stripes Company

It transpires that they were used for Indonesian Independence Day celebrations each year. Please read the story below as told to us by our lovely suppliers – it is a great provenance for our windbreak poles, and we acquired all that were available! The poles are left in their original worn condition with all the marks and scratches of their long history – stripping them back to the natural wood would have robbed them of all character, and as most of the pole is hidden anyway, we did not think that this was necessary.

We hope that you agree when reading the story below.

Their Story ….

“Every August each year we are remembering the struggle and sacrification of our national heroes in fighting for our national independence.

There are usually celebrations and parades on the street, performing arts and cultural attractions where the boy scouts and students take part.

Together, they create performances like dancing, marching band, theatrical art show, etc using many red and white poles.

Red and White Pole
Red and White Pole used in Indonesian Independence Day Celebrations

The Red and White colours have a very long history.

It is the triumph color of the ancient kingdom named Majapahit. This is once ruling the regions from the Nusantara archipelago until Singapore, and some parts of Malaysia and Cambodia.
This ancient kingdom is located in East Java. They were the biggest and strongest kingdom in Indonesia’s history, even in Southeast Asia.
At that time the archipelago hadn’t been named Indonesia yet but it is Nusantara that means archipelagos.

The Red and White colours then became the legacy or sign of the power of the kingdoms ruling the Nusantara after Majapahit falls, until Indonesia became a republic.
With the spirit of the greatest kingdom, our founding fathers decided to use the Red and White colors as our national flag.

The Flag was first fluttered on the 17th of August 1945 in an independence proclamation event in Jakarta which marks Indonesia’s Independence Day”.

Our New Beach Windbreak Poles

We will now be using these fabulous poles when we make our 4 pole, 5 pole or 6 windbreaks. Available in a variety of our brightly striped fabrics that look wonderful on the Beach or in the Garden.

Each windbreak has a handy pocket (2 on a 6 pole) and a storage/carry bag in matching stripes.

striped beach windbreak
Striped Beach Windbreak in Pentathlon Stripe with Carry Bag

Windbreaks for the Beach

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!  So goes the oft-sung ditty as families on the great British Bank Holiday get into the car and set off for their local resort full of the joys of summer, anticipating the life affirming benefits of sea air, candyfloss and a cone of steaming chips. Time to hit the beach!  Alas, it’s never that simple is it?  Even on our best days in the UK the weather will always have its say.  Despite the sunshine the inevitable coastal breeze can still bring a distinctly chilly edge to your trip. That’s where one of our typically stripy windbreaks for the beach will save the day.

Got Wind?  You need one of our Windbreaks for the Beach!

Nothing will take the gloss of your lovely day out than shivering under your stripy towel and grimacing at the grim crunch of sand that’s blown into your cheese sandwich. If only you had taken one of our windbreaks to shelter you from the cooling breeze allowing you to fully enjoy your day. Better still, our fantastic windbreaks for the beach will add a vibrant lift to your day beside the sea as you can buy your beach windbreak from our wide range of stripetastic colour combinations. Just like a sugary display of seaside rock. There’s bound to be one that suits your sunny personality especially when you’ve got that holiday feeling.

windbreaks for the beachDon’t Like The Beach?  You need a Beach Windbreak…

Even if you’re the type that doesn’t enjoy the seaside one of our stripy windbreaks for the beach will still improve your days out. Let’s face it the key word here is ‘wind’ and that doesn’t, unfortunately, confine itself to the coast.  Having your lovely stripy beach windbreak handy will protect you from the breeze on picnics in the country, on a weekend camping trip or even in the garden when you want to spend some time lazing around at home on a sunny but blowy day.

pink and blue windbreak for the beach
Stripes Company Windbreak in ‘Fastnet Stripe’

Out of Puff? – Not with our Windbreaks for the Beach

There’s some unusual contraptions around that purport to offer shelter from the wind. Complex things with poles and guy lines that flap around uselessly as you angrily try to put them up. Our brilliant stripy windbreaks couldn’t be simpler. Just unroll, press the four wooden poles into the ground and you’re ready. They’re sturdy and even have a handy pocket to stow those things that blow away and have you comically running down the beach as you try to get them back. When it’s time to go home just roll up your beach windbreak secure using the Velcro ties and you’re off!

Here at the stripes company we think our wide array of cool, stripy beach windbreaks are just the ticket for a great British day out no matter how blustery it is. We’re sure you’ll agree!

beach windbreaks
original windbreaks for the beach at Blackpool for sale