On strong windy days, do not, I repeat do not take your umbrella out because it will not survive the walk. I've seen people walking bent over, leaning to the left or right, and suddenly they're trying to adjust or hold on to their umbrella. It either blew inside out or just blew away. This is one example how umbrellas stand up to the wind on the shore walk. It didn't survive, instead got tossed away like a bad fish.