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Violent Surfers Shred Paps Over McConaughey

6/22/2008 1:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A group of surfers just got gnarly on a group of paps -- all over photos of beach king Matthew McConaughey!

Around 12 photographers were on the beach in Malibu Saturday afternoon trying to get shots of Matty hitting the surf, when an all-out smackdown was laid on the pappers by turf-protecting surfers.

One pap was hit in the face and we're told suffered a broken nose, while another was thrown into some rocks and had his camera smashed. McConaughey was not involved in the ruckus.

Police tell us a battery report was filed by one photographer but no arrests have been made.

A rep for Matthew has yet to get back to us.

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Oats    

YEA!! Go surfer dudes!!!!

2258 days ago
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jeff greenleaf    

I was there surfing MISTOS...it was crazy. He was surfing pretty good today BTW.

2258 days ago
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Cammie    

What happened to the crackdown of the parasites by Los Angeles County?

2258 days ago
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Don    

This is likely to become a lot more common story.

2258 days ago
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Obama Hussein Barak is the Anti-Christ    

Hope this sets a trend!

2258 days ago
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Hayweird    

Come on, people. give peace a chance!

2258 days ago
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momof2    

Ya know, I am glad. The paps belong on call to take photos of the stars when they want them taken.....taking over a beach with a bunch of surfers, is the equivelent to having the paps show up at a poker game.....I feel bad that if the paps don't stop, they will force Matt out.....I would if it was my beach, block, neighborhood, park, etc.

2258 days ago
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Sheriff    

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.....Go surfer dudes. Lay the smack down on them.

2258 days ago
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my, my, what truth dacoits you are    

All your chickens coming home to roost, huh, tmz? First, they beat you with a stick, then they hang you on a hook like a rattlesnake, then they flay you, batter you and fry you till you're golden brown. Boy, that's some good eatin;, tmz.

2258 days ago
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JW    

The paps deserve to get their asses kicked.

2258 days ago
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Marcus    

This is great news, I think citizens everywhere should pop a photographer in the face and smash their cameras when they see them in public hounding celebrities, I know I will.

2258 days ago
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sheesh    

Woo Hoo! I hope this happens more often.

2258 days ago
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Mark    

Wow, thats great, wish they had thrown them into the ocean. Paps should be banned, but I guess they have 1st amendment rights in taking photos. More groups of people should go after them and maybe they will give up. I am all for getting rid of the Paps.

2258 days ago
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Lara    

People are so fed up with the invasive paps they are finally starting to fight back. The laws seem to do nothing and things will only get worse. Go Surfers!!!!

2258 days ago
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Liz    

Well it is about damn time! If it had been in Texas, it would not have taken so long.........................LA has become immuned to the irratating papz.

2258 days ago
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