Surfer Josh Buran Injured off Black’s Beach: Report

After he was hit, he reportedly kept surfing

Philip DeFalco

A pro surfer was injured off the La Jolla coastline Tuesday according to a published report.

Josh Buran was surfing off Black's Beach, according to the paper, when he was hit in the chin by a surf board.

Fellow surfers noted he was acting strange after he was hit and recommended he go to shore, but Buran kept surfing, San Diego lifeguard Lt. Andy Lerum told the San Diego Union Tribune.

His friends reportedly found him face down in the water. He was transported to the hospital. Check back for updates on his condition.

The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory Tuesday and authorities warned beachgoers to avoid the potentially dangerous conditions.

The advisory is in effect from from 4 a.m. Wednesday through 9 a.m. Friday for San Diego and Orange counties. High surf is expected in most areas, with sets up to 15 feet on west-facing beaches, according to the weather service.

Costal flooding is possible during the astronomical high tides early Wednesday through Thursday afternoon, the weather service reported. In San Diego County, the areas most vulnerable to flooding are between Camp Pendleton and Leucadia in Encinitas, between Cardiff and Del Mar, from Mission Beach to Ocean Beach, and from the Silver Strand south to the mouth of the Tijuana River.

There's no confirmation that the heavy surf caused Buran's accident.

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