Search for missing Papamoa surfer suspended
A member of the public called police at about 5pm on Saturday concerned about the man, who went out surfing near the Papamoa Beach Resort.
He was later seen some distance offshore at about 8pm. The member of the public was concerned for his safety and called police.
The Papamoa Surf Surf Life Saving Club, two Coastguard vessels and two helicopters searched the area until midnight but were unable to sight the surfer. A search continued this morning."We have not received any reports of any missing people," says a Police spokesperson.