UPDATE: A man has been found 'disorientated' after sparking a search mission at Palm Beach this morning.
A sea and air search was launched after a swimmer went missing in rough surf.
The Westpac Rescue Chopper scoured the coastline as Surf Lifesavers brought in Jetskis and an Inflatable Rescue Boat.
It's understood the man ages in his 20s was swimming with friends when he failed to return from the water just before 10am.
He was found alive further up the beach nearly two hours later.
Meantime, Surf Lifesavers have closed Surfers Paradise beach today thanks to strong currents.