A palapa; sometimes referred to as a tiki hut or grass hut, can assume a variety of forms. A typical palapa is a rustic, thatched-roof, open-sided structure. A palapa can be supported by a single pole, (average pole is six inches in diameter), or more. There are even large palapa structures supported by 18 poles or more. It all depends on your needs. The thatch used to cover the roof of a palapa typically consists of dried and woven palm-tree leaves or reeds that are glued together. Palapas provide shade from the hot sun and are typically designed to withstand a variety of climates.
There are a lot of surf culture and retro aficionados out th ere~A Palapa is right up your alley. Time to put yer feet up and relax in the shade of a Palapa.