I'm not so sure about this design by Hector Galvan of Studio Omelette. First, the sand I'm used to digging in--I always hit water when I get about a foot down, and the back of the El Compadre beach chair is longer than that.

Second, jamming it into the sand would require the strength of two surfer dudes. Check out the gallery above to see more of Hector Galvin's El Compadre chairs.

Implications - In those beaches where they are sure to work, the El Compadre Chairs will surely add a new level of comfort and relaxation to your beach vacation experience. Forget the hassle of packing large chairs that are hard to carry and keep track of, these portable chairs are light, convenient and will go great with an ice cold beer.