Beau Miles. Award winning filmmaker, average gardener, 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 in the world, believing wholeheartedly that we are 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)

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 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.

Philosophy

What’s my Gripe?

I drink an average amount of coffee. Recently, my 1-2 a day has gone though the roof. Granted, I’ve been in, at, close-to, or anticipating an airport and the people-stuffed cavities of all things air-travel for 20 odd days. For it, I’ve slept in fits and prolonged coma’s and covered…
Trail Running

Alps training grind

In any given day, you have to face your demons; when to run. If it's first thing in the morning, the first 5 minutes of groggyness is a complete con. You have to gee-yourself into action. It's a hard sell. Coffee, crap breakfast tv and a heaped bowl of museli…
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…
Bass by Kayak

Q&A write up: Kayaking Australia’s Bass Strait

Over two full weeks, we crossed from the Australian mainland to Tasmania in sea kayaks. Three hundred odd people have made the crossing in the modern era, and Aboriginal Australians did it during the last ice age in canoes. For the seafarer, linking together the perfectly spaced islands feels like…
Journal
A mate heads to Bussleton
Film
The hangover of Episode 6
Journal
Year of Mortality
Trail Running
Finish of Alpine Run!!
Bass by Kayak
Home truths: Bass Strait in a salad bowl
Event
If you build it, they will come
A Mile an Hour
A Mile an Hour
Patagonia
Philosophy
Patagonia

Upcoming Events

Film festivals, screenings, projects, and workshops.

TEDxSalon: Adventure
19th of September, 2018
An afternoon for adventurous minds- at the 2nd Monash University TEDxSalon Event. I will be speaking about walking 90 odd km to work and doing a truckload of activities in a single day!
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!