PRESS RELEASE — Oru Kayak, a leading innovator in the kayaking industry and the first to bring a foldable kayak to market utilizing the principals of origami, is launching the new Beach Kayak – an easy-to-assemble version of its foldable kayak targeting the casual kayaker.

The Beach is the perfect introduction to the Oru Kayak brand. At 28" wide, it's stable enough for easy cruising. The extra-large cockpit makes it supremely comfortable and easy to enter while offering enough room for kids and dogs as well as paddlers. Best of all, it's even quicker to assemble (just 3 minutes) than the original Oru Bay kayak.


"In the last few years, customers have requested a more stable, casual usage kayak," said Anton Willis, Oru Kayak founder and chief designer. "In thinking about how to accomplish this, I went back to where it all started and my first origami paper models – they were so pure and simple in their design. The Beach is pure origami. Lots of the solid parts on our previous model have been stripped away, and we refined the details to be as clean and elegant as possible."

The Beach is available now for pre-order exclusively at REI with an official launch of March 1.


–        12 feet long

–        28 inches wide

–        20" x 62" cockpit

–        26 lbs

–        Three-minute assembly


–        Casual paddling

–        Picnics

–        Paddling with kids or dogs

–        Fishing

–        Car camping

–        RVs

MSRP: $1175

–Read our REVIEW OF ORU’S KAYAK BAY+ boat.