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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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WOO HOO!!!! Yeh, Baby! These "parasite paparazzi" got exactly what they deserved and then some. I go to the beach to have a good time, relax and enjoy the beauty. Not see people harassed by paps! I just saw photos of Britney in her backyard, WTF are they hiding in trees? We all are curious about some celebrities but most of us respect their privacy. Not the paps, they think everyone is fair game. Their lame excuse about being on public property is stupid. Let these people sunbath, surf, walk down the street, shop in a store and whatever else they want without you hounds blocking sidewalks, blocking people from walking, cameras in car windows. Stalking them around their homes, you're making them prisoners in their own homes. If not, you get what you deserve. You get no sympathy. I hope they put laws in place that bans paps from STALKING CELEBRITIES.

2282 days ago


Hey it's about time People stood up to the photographers and tell them where to stick it.

2282 days ago


McConaughey is a kook and can't surf.

2282 days ago


The funny thing is we are all on this webiste saying how great it was that the paps got smacked. We are only witness to this event because the paps were there. If people were truely uninterested in what the paps had to sell, then there should be very few comments on this thread.

2282 days ago


What the heck is the diff between thoose pap stooges and someone from surfer mag? Oh, they are not taking shot of the locals drunks.

2282 days ago


It's about time! The law should care of the jerks, but since they won't I'm glad someone took initiative!

2282 days ago


I think that they don't realize that they don't just interrupt the celebrities life. You have other people who live in the neighborhoods where they stalk their victims. There are other peple on the road when they try and get that shot putting hundreds of lives in danger. There are other people walking down the street and other the stores where they become rude and just down right ignorant and push people out of the way while they are trying to get that shot. How many people have been hurt or shoved extremely hard by the papparazzi. So it is time that people let them know you can't continue too do this.

2282 days ago

Amy L    

Ho Dads 4 Newsies 0. Can't we all just get along!

2282 days ago


You have to love surfers. They do take care of their own. And Paparazzi aren't living by society's standards - they are parasites, and whine too much when they get a well-deserved shoving around.

2282 days ago


"Surfers." Riiight!

2282 days ago


I am glad this happened. Let;s be honest the paps and TMZ would love nothing more than to have a celebrity suffer. If TMZ and a pap saw britney about to kill herself they would onlu care about getting the shot. He;;, they might hand her the gun so long as they could get the exclusive.


2282 days ago


Hardly an "all out smackdown"... More like an "I'm afraid of you; you're afraid of me; let's mozey on back to the cars..."

2282 days ago


Pretty f#$%** STUPID

2282 days ago

LA Officer    

for directions to this beach go to mapquest enter Dume Dr and Cliffside Dr , Malibu 90265 . plenty of street parking
or take PCH to Heathercliff , left on Heathercliff , quick left on Dume Dr take to Cliffside Dr, park and follow trail. This is a public beach, it's for everyone. Also, for a fee ,you can park at Paradise Cove (large sign marks entrance on PCH)

2282 days ago


Maybe the best answer is to stop buying the crap the media is pushing then the paps would no longer have a reason for this continued harassment.

2282 days ago
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