A 26-year-old man has died after crashing his motorcycle on Paekakariki Beach on the Kapiti Coast.
Police said a member of the public found the man next to the bike near the edge of the surf just after 7am today.
He was still wearing his helmet but the police did not yet know what caused the crash.
They said they initially did not know who he was but his partner had since called them saying he had not returned from a ride.
The Serious Crash Unit was at the scene trying to work out what happened.