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.


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.

Beau's Journal

Musings, projects, updates and Q&A’s.

Sea Kayaking

A smaller then bigger crew, then back to smaller…

Most lead up weeks to an expedition are big, in that something pivotal happens. Naturally, the week before is the most full. Surprises, often via stupid assumptions or previous half-fixes crop up in spades. Things break, go missing, or get lost in translation (someone else’s shed, or kit bag). People,…

Final week before the run

A box of magnificent Icebreaker arrived via courier. The merino clothing is fine grained, smells natural and is brilliant in the heat or cold. Whilst they are indeed my leading brand supporter for the run, I'd advocate the stuff regardless- its simply the best active clothing on the planet. In…
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…

Commute loot!

Pop quiz. How many giant rolls of housing insulation can you fit into a two-door hatchback? One. Pretty crappy quiz I know, but a fun start to the day. I found this giant roll of goodness on the side of the highway. Smack bang in the middle of 6 lanes.…
What I write on my entry card when coming home
Q&A write up: Kayaking Australia’s Bass Strait
First Maccas in 20 years: idiot.
Trail Running
Finish of Alpine Run!!
Making things
A product of the 70’s
Feature article
The first, worst trail running guide
If you build it, they will come
What’s my Gripe?

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.