International Surf Properties

Whatever your ideal ocean-centric property, the ISP team excels at bringing that vision to fruition. We represent a wide range of properties, including buildable lots, vacation homes, rental properties, spectacular estates, and income producing resorts in exotic, coveted destinations. We bring Tahiti, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, and Indonesia within your reach.

INTERNATIONAL SURF PROPERTIES – Dropping Surfers into Dreams

About ISP

“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.

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.

International Surf Properties Team

Jim Habig

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 Ford

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.


elizabeth Habig

Elizabeth "Liz" Habig honed her sales and marketing carreer in Big Bear, California. She was a marketing and communications specialist for Big Bear Mountain Resorts. She focused on depicting the amazing experiences guests had on the mountain.

Liz teamed up with Jim Habig in San Clemente, California where they formed Habig Homes Inc. They had a niche in the surf community with such clients as Marty Hoffman and Matt Archbold. That is how the idea for International Surf Properties was formed.

Liz has brought her extensive marketing and real estate sales experience to the team. She is constantly working on ways to reach more buyers in the global real estate market.


Michael was born in surf rich, Western Australia, and has English and Australian heritage. Growing up in a rock lobster fishing family, Michael’s love of the ocean started at a young age, spending time between the remote islands of the Abrolhos and the fishing towns of Dongara and Kalbarri. Messing around in boats, in and out of the water, freediving, surfing and spearfishing, has been a way of life. 
Michael has spent most of his life globe-trotting, exploring off the beaten track, and getting to know some of the world’s most beautiful destinations and world-class surf breaks. From skiing in Japan and Europe to surfing in Asia, Michael has also spent extensive time travelling and living in Indonesia, becoming familiar with both the language, Indonesian culture, and the way of life. 
With his love of discovering new places and immersing himself in a global network of local communities, Michael has built up a diverse knowledge of surf properties and destinations along the way, enabling him to identify and hand-pick some of the best spots in the Asia Pacific Region.   
Michael qualified as a Chief Marine Engineer & Captain in 2015. He has since travelled the world onboard vessels including dive charters and luxury private sailing yachts and has also been involved in extensive refits. As a result, he has key insight and knowledge to be able to evaluate build quality when it comes to construction and MEP.   Michael has spent time volunteering during his travels, from conservation to children’s charities, and his love of the ocean and people is reflected in his approach to both business and client relationships.
As our Asia-Pacific agent, Michael can help clients with sourcing their ideal surf home or plot of land and connect you with the right people on the ground to bring your dream surf escape to life.


Felipe Pomar

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.

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