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Welcome to Pure Florida Watersports

Pure Florida Watersports was founded and fueled by the shared passion of exploring and experiencing the wonders of Florida’s aquatic jewels. We aim to share our love for paddling and fishing by providing quality products and informational services to clients in the Wesley Chapel and Central Florida area.


Biography

Derick Burgos has been a kayak fishing guide for more than a decade. He fulfilled his passion for the water by showing children, veterans, and even seasoned paddlers the abundance of beauty that Florida has to offer from the waterways’ perspectives. On the other hand, Natalie Manrique’s passion for paddling and fishing was initially her escape from the corporate life. It became her way of life later on.

Nothing beats the fun of experiencing one of the most beautiful places on Earth from the vantage point of the ocean, spring, or lake. Derick and Natalie’s combined enthusiasm and expertise are the perfect formula to enjoy a true Pure Florida family adventure!

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The two founders of Pure Florida Watersports both came from humble beginnings. Read on to learn more about their stories and backgrounds.


Meet Derick Burgos

Derick Burgos was born in Miami, Florida and was raised there as well as in the Tampa Bay area.


He started fishing as a kid to gain freedom from the trials and tribulations of city life. Kayaking and fishing made him feel euphoric and quickly became his passion and calling.


Later in life, he started his own kayak fishing guide service named Phatfish Kayak Charters, which is now celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Derick also pursued his passion for kayaking and fishing by being an author, a featured angler, and cover photo fisherman for many articles in magazines.


He has been a guest speaker in hundreds of Bay area seminars and classes, a co-host on a couple of fishing-oriented radio shows, and is a highly praised kayak tournament fisherman as well.


Derick has certainly made his imprint on the Tampa Bay area over the past decade in many ways. His resourcefulness, experience, and knowledge are the perfect elements for Pure Florida Watersports. His background greatly helps us provide proper and professional safety and education when it comes to fishing and/or paddling in Florida's complex bodies of water. 


Meet Natalie Manrique

Natalie Manrique was born in Chicago and relocated to Florida at a young age. She began fishing local freshwater ponds and rivers and got her saltwater fix by fishing from bridges, piers, and docks as a child. Later on, she reverted to fishing and kayaking in order to escape the monotony of working inside offices for many years.


Natalie gained a nominal social media following by posting some of her incredible pond-hopping photos of 10+ lb largemouth bass, upper slot redfish, and anything swimming she could get on the end of a hook. She also took her young son fishing with her as much as possible in order to pass along the love of being outdoors and practicing the art of catch and release.


Derick and Natalie met during a kayak fishing trip, and Natalie caught a redfish on her third cast! From that moment on, they were inseparable. Their drive and enthusiasm from working together and fishing together led to the decision to open Pure Florida Watersports—a no-brainer!


They wanted to share their love for exploring Florida’s stunning waterways safely by kayak with the world, so Pure Florida Watersports was born. The shop is their avenue to provide not only amazing, quality products, but most importantly, Derick and Natalie strive to hold as many seminars and informational classes. This is because knowledge is power, and safety always comes first when you adventure out to paddle any body of water! 


At Pure Florida Watersports, we believe in all of the products that we offer. Every kayak, paddle, PFD, and accessory to outfit you will be hand-selected for quality, value, performance, and longevity (and also has been tested in the field by one or both of them).


Pure Florida Watersports is family-owned and -operated and proudly offers discounts to all active duty military, veterans, as well as servicemen and women!


Pure Florida Watersports started as a dream and is now a reality. Derick and Natalie are honored to help you and your family get on the water to outfit your needs and budget.


We cannot wait to help you find your Pure Florida Watersports adventure, so that you and your family may experience our beautiful state from a whole different perspective. We can assure you that you will make memories that will last a lifetime! 

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Our Mission

Our company strives to give clients in Wesley Chapel and Central Florida the opportunity to purchase top-quality recreational and fishing kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and all associated accessories. We want to provide safety and information to the community so that we all enjoy our surrounding bodies of water.

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