Kite surfing combines aspects of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing and paragliding but two men have unintentionally added rock climbing to that mix in southern Queensland.
Two kite surfers were on the water off Teewah Beach, north of Noosa, when a large wind gust blew one of them 80 metres up a cliff.
He was stuck on the ridge of the cliff and was noticed by a group of people walking on the beach, said the department of community safety.
One man tried to climb up to assist the kite surfer but turned back halfway.
Moments later another strong wind gust caught the second kite surfer by surprise and blew him onto the same cliff, about 200m away.
The onlookers then called emergency services, and the Queensland Ambulance Service and Surf Life Saving Queensland both sent helicopters to help.
However the two kite surfers were able to make their own way safely down.
The first kite surfer suffered only minor cuts and bruises and the second had minor leg injuries.