ISP business partners, Jim Habig, and Hall of Fame surfing legend Henry Ford have traveled the globe, surfing world-class waves, and immersing themselves in diverse cultures. Along the way they have established an extensive network of international real estate contacts, offering a diverse array of surf-centric properties worldwide.
“Living the dream” means something different to every surfer-adventurer. For some, it can be as simple as buying a condo or investing in shared ownership in a modest beach property near great surf; for others the dream is to own a luxurious ocean villa or operate a surfing, fishing or yoga retreat — making a great living doing what you love.
Jim was born and raised in San Clemente, California…the ultimate surf town! He has travelled the world surfing, diving and fishing. Being an avid waterman, Jim always wanted one place he could see the best surf properties in the world to dream and plan.
Jim graduated from San Clemente High School and went off to the University of California at Santa Barbara to pursue a degree in oceanography, but caught the marketing bug and went on to become a video cameraman, editor and producer. Jim worked with the Discovery Channel, Fox Sports and Real Stories of the Highway Patrol to name a few. Jim helped create Baja Life Magazine where he was introduced to the PowerSki Jetboard.
Henry is a legendary California surfer who is a mainstay in many aspects of our surfing culture. Henry started surfing along the sand bars in the South Bay, Hermosa, Redondo, Manhattan and Torrance beaches, way back in the early 1950’s. He was a star in many of Bruce Brown’s early surfing movies including “Slippery When Wet,” “Surfing Hollow Days” and “Barefoot Adventure.”
During the era of surf clubs he, along with his pal and another classic surf legend, Freddy Phauler, were part of the infamous “Double Duce Danglers” of 22nd Street in Hermosa Beach. He was also a regular at Malibu during the summers along with such notables as the surfing “king of pop” himself, Terry “Tube steak” Tracey, Mickey “da Cat” Dora, Johnny Fain, Mike Doyle, Mickey “the Mongoose” Munoz and “Gidget” herself.
Felipe is a Big Wave Surf Legend and international real estate expert that has joined ISP to bring his knowledge of the real estate markets and offerings in Central America and Indonesia… to name a few. He has successfully created and run the Malole Surf House on Rote Island for many years and invites you to come along on his journey to Surf Until You’re 100!
Pomar is a legendary surfer who has vast experience in real estate. He has held a real estate brokers license in the state of Hawaii since 1972 and has purchase and sold properties in Australia, Hawaii, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico and Indonesia. There are few people in the world more qualified in the international surf real estate game than Pomar.
Lane brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to the International Surf Properties team. His career started as an environmental scientist where he performed field services to assess, prevent, and cure environmental issues related to water, ground, facilities, and air quality.
Lane grew up in Richmond, Virginia where his passion for the ocean and surfing started at a young age as he was fortunate to travel with his parents on their numerous scuba diving excursions around the world. Through these travels as well as his frequent visits to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, he developed a desire to protect and preserve the ocean, its inhabitants, and surrounding environments. This led Lane to obtain his undergraduate degree in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina.
Marcelo is a dynamic, multi-lingual, highly accomplished business professional and standout surfer. Marcelo brings an extensive knowledge of surfing and real estate in Brazil, with a focus on new business development. Marcelo will be handling sales and marketing in Brazil and beyond.
Marcelo has been traveling all over the world surfing and working. He spent 2 years in Australia working with Surf Foams and Blanks and 5 years in California also working in the surfing industry. He brings an extensive knowledge of the Brazilian real estate and surf markets. He brings many opportunities to explore in Brazil, from investors, buyers of international surfing properties and for sure many beautiful places for rentals with retreats and many options around.