Play 35

The smallest and most agile of all the Bellyaks

The Play 35 was designed and modeled after classic freestyle kayaks. What does this mean? It means the Play 35 is maneuverable, agile and wide open to your interpretation…designed primarily for whitewater, this boat is also incredibly fun in the surf and a lightweight alternative for prone paddling workouts on the lake. This is also our most popular boat for kids and summer camps. Weighing less than 25 pounds makes this boat super easy to transport to your favorite spot.

Re-defining freestyle paddling in a whole new way without straps, a skirt or a paddle. Primarily designed to be ridden laying down, the Play 35 becomes the medium to enhance the awesome factor of any type of water. Low volume stern allows explorations into the vertical realm while seated or kneeling and the high performance planing hull responds to your every intention. Propelled by webbed gloves and only limited by your skill and imagination.

  • Great for all types of whitewater, especially surfing and playing the river
  • Great for smaller riders for all types of water
  • The choice for Summer Camps
  • Great for riders 65-190 pounds…larger riders can enjoy it for park and play

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Buy Bellyak Play 35



LENGTH:7‘7” / 231 cm
WIDTH:24” / 63.5 cm
WEIGHT25 lbs / 11 kg
VOLUME:35 gal / 132 L
PADDLER WEIGHT RANGE:65-190 lbs / 30-85 kg


  • High Density Linear Polyethylene
  • All Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Mold In Graphics
  • Tough HydroTurf Pad
  • High Impact Nylon Handles
  • 100% Designed and Made in the USA


I LOVE my Bellyak! It is now my preferred method of kayaking! The connection to the water is amazing, as well as the ability to hop back on when you fall off. The Bellyak is awesome for the avid kayaker and white water enthusiast but also maneuverable and stable for the recreational yakker. I, personally, am slightly older than middle age and am enjoying it immensely in our local river, which has quiet flows and class twos. Great workout, great fun, great kayak.

AnnNew York

It was so liberating the first time I tried it: no confined spaces or numb legs and feet. I USED to kayak. I have found a new joy in river sports – the Bellyak®.

Callan Welder

The Play 35 is great for freestyle fun in whitewater or surf, and is perfect for kids and smaller adults

Bellyak Features

  • Planing Hull:  Defined chines allow easy spinning, loose surfing and unlimited down river play.
  • Rocker:  Lots of rocker in bow and stern allow for dynamic surfing in river or ocean.
  • Stable: wider profile and higher volume makes this the most forgiving of all the Bellyak designs.
  • Shorter Length:  Allows for use of feet to rudder while surfing.
  • Contoured Deck Area:  Allows for maximum control while surfing as well as easy resurfacing after drops.

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