Missing Wellington kayaker named as search continues

A Wellington kayaker who has been missing since Sunday afternoon has been named by police as 22-year old Koyren Campbell.

The search is continuing after Campbell's kayak was found floating near Tarakena Bay yesterday afternoon.

Campbell had gone out earlier on Sunday morning and was due back on land around midday.

Police have searched the outer limits of the Wellington Harbour and Palliser Bay.

Missing Wellington kayaker named as search continues
Photo credit: Supplied / Police

"We covered a significant area by land, sea and air today and the conditions, especially for the air crews, were not ideal," a police spokesperson said.

"The search has concluded for today and the incident control team is currently planning how to manage tomorrow's search."

Police are appealing to members of the public who might be in the South Coast area including Eastboarne through to Wairarapa, or along the Miramar/Seatoun coast to be vigilant and look out for any equipment that may belong to Campbell.

"We also want to talk to anyone who might have taken photos of the Tarakena Bay area yesterday. Please have a close look at those and get in touch if you captured his red kayak."

Anyone with information should contact Police via 105 and quote the event number P045173862.