Beau Miles. Award winning filmmaker, poly-jobist, speaker, odd.

On a recent crossing of Bass Strait in a sea kayak, Beau was voted 5th worst dressed in a party of 5. Being offbeat and NQR speaks volumes about how Beau goes about life and represents himself to the world, believing wholeheartedly that we're all weird. His offbeat stories of adventure exemplify a curious view of the human condition.

Films and Documentaries

Adventures and quirky projects.

Bass by Kayak (2017)

Six 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 five months and covers 2000kms around Africa.

Trials of Miles (2012)

Traversing Australia’s highest peaks, Beau battles injury, fatigue and ultimately himself over the famous Australian Alps Walking Track, becoming the first person to run the 650km trail.

LATEST UPLOAD

A Mile an Hour

A different kind of marathon; running one lap an hour, for 24hrs, around my perfectly mile long block. The rest of the time I do as much as possible; making things, odd jobs, fixing stuff. It's about running, doing, and thinking- the potentials of one, long, day.

Journal

Musings, articles, 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…
Journal

First Maccas in 20 years: idiot.

Helen and I, a little excited, find ourselves free at a strange time of day. Based on my pestering we head to McDonald's at the non-mealtime of 2:45pm. Let me explain.  I’ve not purchased anything from the yellow hoops since 1998 due to the combined efforts of running and doing…
Film

Winning film festivals, or life

Bless em, the judging panel of the Paddling Film Festival and The Waterwalker Film Festival have voted Bass by Kayak the best sea kayaking film of 2018. They’re nice emails to get first thing in the morning. Cartoon figure trophies jump from the inbox, laden with digital wreaths and laurels.…
Bass by Kayak

A product of the 70’s

Like most Aussies I’m a fringe dweller. I live an hour from the coast. On a clear day from the top of my paddock I can see Western Port. But I’m no salty. My surfer mates, station-wagon dudes with skunking wetsuits in the backseat, possess an acute relationship with the…
Journal
How much does a PhD weigh?
Trail Running
A fox, a castle, brown & bread
Trail Running
Alps training grind
Bass by Kayak
Q&A write up: Kayaking Australia’s Bass Strait
Journal
A mate heads to Bussleton
Trail Running
Final week before the run
Feature article
Being Revenant
Bass by Kayak
Bass Strait Bumfittness

Upcoming Events

Film festivals, screenings, projects, and workshops.

ISKES 2018
11th to 15th of November, 2018
Convening the 2nd International Sea Kayaking Educators Symposium - at Wilsons Promontory National Park, Australia. It'd be great to see you there!