Eisaku established a solid reputation throughout Southern California with over 25 years of experience under I.P.D. and his own brand A39 Surfboards. His elegant design and stable shaping technique, caring for 1mm to maximize riders performance, appraised by numerous top riders in California surf scene.
Solo (a.k.a. Mutsu) met Eisaku in 2011, both are crazy lover for surf & soccer, soon became intimate - a bottle of wine was enough to open up each other's mind - Solo was inspired by history and knowledge of Eisaku in surf fashion industry. "Solo, I got old to wear young surf apparel...". Well, that's the start !!
Solo had been in Washington DC over 15 years with e-commerce solution business for both private and public sectors. After success in launching a fashion business at online marketplace, brought from nothing to multi-million in less than 4 years, he moved to California for new creative and own design brand which was a long time dream for him. Solo brought core talents lie in his ability to develop design concepts. He holds M.B.A. from University of Maryland, College Park.
In 2012, i.p.d. announced stepping into apparel field while continuously providing quality surfboards... but hey, no rush people!! We don't chase trend that goes away quick. Speeds often hamper creative idea. Let's have fun and focus on quality and details that will be loved for ages. That is our philosophy.
i.p.d. will always be proactive with regard to challenging and asserting ourselves. We provide quality after-surf life and detailed genuine fashion for adult surfers from Huntington Beach, California.
When Hurley went to apparel business, Bob let his company go to Eisaku's hand. That's us - International Pro Designs (I. P.D.) .