Meet the crew behind Extreme Nomads

Travel addicts with a passion for adrenaline and adventure, Grace & Jim began Extreme Nomads to help travellers discover the best spots around the world to do the sports they love.

Born in Saint Barth, Jim has been sailing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding, skateboarding, and snowboarding since he was a wee one. From his years island-hopping in the Caribbean on a sailboat to his countless summers as a beach boy in the south of France, he’s always found a way to be close to the water.

He briefly removed all boards from his feet long enough to earn a degree in cinematography, after which he packed his bags and headed east in 2009 to work as a freelance videographer with the raddest action sports organisations he could find, including most notably, the Kiteboard Tour Asia.

Jim now has more than a decade of videography experience behind him, spanning camera work, TV shoots, documentary production, editing, and photography.

Then there’s Grace, who herself grew up a bit of a nomad. Raised between the UK, US, and Ireland, she’s now got one of those funny “where the hell are you actually from though?” kind of accents. The bright side is that she can now spell American words like ‘organized’ and British words like ‘aluminium’ very well, and nobody’s any the wiser.

Before becoming a freelance writer, Grace earned a 1.1 BA of International Commerce and Chinese Studies from University College Cork, which she studied — in part — at Shanghai University. She’s since worked as an on-screen presenter in the action sports and travel industries, and has directed, co-produced, and narrated 3 feature length documentaries for broadcast TV.

As well as creating content for Extreme Nomads, Grace also offers her writing services to clients. She specialises in brand storytelling, content marketing, and SEO writing.

Brought together on a windy kitesurfing beach in Thailand, Grace and Jim have since been traveling extensively together, creating high quality content for their favourite travel and action sports brands, and seeking out the best places around the world to live out their adventures.

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Jim at work in Sri Lanka – Picture: Alexandru Baranescu; courtesy of KTA Media,

Work with us


Are you the owner of an awesome business that you’d like to see promoted on our site? We can help you reach new audiences by placing your business in front of a passionate, engaged community.

Sponsored posts

Have a product, service, or space that needs promoting? Let us write about it! Using up-to-date SEO techniques and oodles of content marketing experience, we’ll create a piece that engages the right kind of audience for you. We’ll market the post across our social channels and feature it on the homepage for a fixed time.

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Shot with the GoPro Hero 7 Black


Looking to boost awareness for your product? Running an awesome surf club that people should know about? Or maybe you’re part of a tour or event that could use some coverage. We’ll be happy to test it out and write a detailed, honest review of it.

Social media marketing

We’ve built a loyal, trusting following on social media who are always all-ears whenever we’ve got something new to share with them. Let us help you reach new audiences by curating social posts that center around your brand, product, or service.

Brand partnerships

We’re always keen to work alongside inspiring, adventurous, and sustainable brands within the travel, outdoors, and adventure sports niches. If you’re looking for ambassadors- or simply feel that your brand is a good fit for our audience- drop us a line and let’s chat ideas.

Media trips

We’re always ready to pack a bag and zip off on the next flight to wherever the craic is happening. If your competition, event, or destination is in need of some influencer action, we’ll be there to take pictures, create videos, and write rich content to give your brand exactly the kind of coverage it needs.


Jim’s latest shoot / edit for Stance Magazine

The sheep attack | The Ireland Stance webstory Dublin to Achill Island, let’s discover the new adventure of 5 guys on the way to The Battle For The Lake, 10 years anniversary. Mystic spot, Giganormous event and warm local welcoming. Full send and WOW show.Filmed and Edited by Jim ThirionRiders : Paul Serin, Angely Bouillot, Antonin Rangin, Nicolas Delmas, Arthur GuillebertFollow us on :Facebook : : for sure :

Posted by Stance Kiteboarding on Friday, November 8, 2019

Contact us

You can get in touch with us by sending a mail to Jim at jim(@)