A surfer apparently drowned Wednesday afternoon near Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas, authorities said. The victim, described only as a man, was discovered around 4:30 p.m. in the water off the shore a little south of the main lifeguard station, which is at the foot of C Street and Moonlight Lane, according to Encinitas lifeguard Capt. Larry Giles and San Diego sheriff’s Lt. Michelle Craig. Giles said he was meeting with personnel from the Medical Examiner’s Office a little before 6 p.m. No other details were immediately available. This is a breaking news story that will be updated as more information becomes available.