Beau Miles PHD. Award winning filmmaker, average gardener, speaker, and mostly unfashionable.

On the recent 350k crossing of Bass Strait in a sea kayak (from mainland Australia to Tasmania) he was voted 3rd worst dressed in a party of 3. When 2 more expedition members turned up he was the worst of 5. Being offbeat and NQR speaks volumes about how Beau sees the world, believing wholeheartedly that we are all weird. Outdoor Education, and offbeat types of adventure, can exemplify the curious nature of people, natures, and is often overlooked.

Films and Documentaries

Adventures and quirky projects.

Bass by Kayak (2017)

A 6 episode film series about a small expedition party crossing from the Australian mainland to Tasmania in sea kayaks.

Africa by Kayak (2010)

Starting in Mozambique and continuing along the South African coast, Beau paddles for 5 months and covers 2000kms around Africa.

Trials of Miles (2012)

Traversing through some of the highest peaks in Australia, Beau battles injury, fatigue and ultimately himself over a 650+km trail run.


The Green Paddle

Head west young man! A yellow kayak, boxes of stuff, a dressing gown, op-shot shirts, a brown car full of laminated maps. The film shows a genuinely naive young man leave the mainland of Australia to paddle through three island archipelagos off Australia's southern coast. He burns his tongue, paddles the largest swell of his life, and learns a thing or two about himself, and sea kayaking. This was Beau's first real attempt at filmmaking and screened in the U.S on the Outdoor Life Network.

Beau's Journal

Musings, projects, updates and Q&A’s.

Trail Running

Finish of Alpine Run!!

Yesterday afternoon at 4:45pm I ran into Walhalla, close to 700kms after leaving the fringe of Canberra, having left 14 days earlier. It feels good to be able to stop, to take a break from the headfirst drive, to sit. I am reflecting on the run now, drinking tea, watching…
Sea Kayaking

Bass Strait Bumfittness

How, what, when, and who? I’m sea kayaking across Bass Strait next month with three other punters. We’ll push off from Port Welshpool in South Gippsland on March 19th, heading for Tassie via The Prom, Hogan, Deal, and Flinders islands. Our last hop will cross the swift currents of Banks…

The hangover of Episode 6

I write for Trail Runner Magazine every so often as ‘Trail Muse’. I think my way around a particular piece of trail, narrating my world internally, and return to the laptop to write about it. We all do this in some way, regardless of the depth in narrative, or actuality…
Trail Running

A fox, a castle, brown & bread

I’m following a fox. A crafty little creature that seems to like single track just as much as me. Such dainty marks. Then I’m not, all alone again on the trail. Whippy oak branches crack me across the chest and an unseen fur branch, clogged in snow, fills my ear…
Trail Running
Continuing AAWT washup
The simple life of the track
First Maccas in 20 years: idiot.
Trail Running
Alps training grind
A Mile an Hour
How much does a PhD weigh?
Trail Running
Me runnin’ shoes
Sea Kayaking
As good as great fish and a dam busting leak…

Upcoming Events

Film festivals, screenings, projects, and workshops.

Backyard Adventure Workshop
17th of August, 2018
Join Beau as he completes his own backyard adventure to Monash Uni's Clayton campus. The session with unpack the experience encountered and uncover it's potentials.
A Mile an Hour (Film Screening)
7th of September, 2018
Beau's latest film project, 'A Mile an Hour' is being shown as part of the Run Nation Film Festival. A Melbourne screening, attended by Beau, is being shown at the Astor Theatre.
ISKES 2018
11th to 15th of November, 2018
Beau is convening the 2nd International Sea Kayaking Educators Symposium, which will be held at Wilsons Promontory National Park, Australia.