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.


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

Me runnin’ shoes

Picture yourself as a kid, a younger less freckled (I’m a ginger and can map the years of dots like rings of a tree) version wearing your then favourite t-shirt. This t-shirt was rumoured to be worn by Zeus, or the Fonz, or both. It would get you the girls,…

Q&A write up: Walking 100k to Work

Over two full days and a night- spent in a bush under the glow of a petrol station, I walked 100km to work, living off the side of the road, having left home with nothing but the clothes on my back. I found 2 iphones, an ipad (Siri was yapping…

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…
Trail Running
Finish of Alpine Run!!
Trail Running
Alps training grind
Commute loot!
Sea Kayaking
Bass Strait Bumfittness
The hangover of Episode 6
Final week before the run
Sea Kayaking
A smaller then bigger crew, then back to smaller…
The simple life of the track

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.