An afternoon kite surf went slightly awry for a person after they found themselves stranded on Mokoia Island for several hours.

A police spokeswoman said officers were called to Ramada Resort in Mourea about 10.30pm yesterday after reports that a kite surfer had last been seen on the premises that afternoon.

She said fire crews and police attended and began a water rescue and search operation.

It was unclear as to whether the person was in trouble or had left the water and not alerted anybody, she said.

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The kite surfer was found safe and well on Mokoia Island shortly after midnight.

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