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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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YES!!!!!!!!! Good for the surfer guys! Long overdue.

2277 days ago

white boy    

A bunch of rich, privileged, white, pudgy, Matthew McConaughey loving WANNABE surfers acting tough. This is entertainment at its finest.

2277 days ago


Unbelievable! What the F is a matter with the youth today! From what I can tell those little spoiled brats are in some real need of parenting! Maybe their parents should've been parents and not hired nannies to raise thier kids. Last I checked we all own the waters, atleast all americans that have a job and pay taxes, aka not those little spoiled F*$%s who don't have anything better to do than act tough. Why don't you take that attitude to south central and we'll see how tough you punks really are!

2277 days ago

Chris Curry    

Poor celebrities. They want the paps when they need them and then just want to be left alone. Here are some easy to follow guidelines:
1. If you don't want people following you around, don't become famous.
2. Don't say anything stupid. (Maybe just be silent).
3. Don't do anything stupid.
4. When you take a crap, don't pretend it smells like fresh baked bread.
5. Never, EVER do the "Don't you know who I am? things.
6. Remember the fall from grace is swift and painful.
7. People don't forget things just because you are well known.
8. Most importantly, you can't be famous without fans agreeing to it.

2277 days ago

Dave in TX    

Now that's what I call entertainment!!! The PAP SUCKS!! They say that stalking is illegal, but why does the pap getaway with it.........hmmmm.......Well never the less, we need more Pap beaters.....Hey ,.,,I'll sign up for that job!!!

2277 days ago


I can understand how having the cameras follow you around all the time would be very annoying. However, that does not give you the right to start a fight. And this isn't the first time Matthew Medingaling has been violent. I can recall a recent incident where he got in a fight with some cops responding to a complaint about loud music at his apartment again, perhaps he has a right to play his music loud, but not so loud that it intrudes in his neighbors right to enjoy some peace in their own home and certainly not to assault cops. It's funny to see how famous people seem to develop this sense of entitlement, that they can take over a public beach and make the rules as they see fit. Now, if this was actually a public beach, and Matthew Mcdingaling assaulted me, not only would a kick his ever lovin ass, but I'd sue him for all he was worth afterwards as well. And if I were a pap, I'd apply for a license to carry a concealed weapon, and if anyone attacked me like that? BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! You wouldn't be attacking anyone again......

2277 days ago


Surfers are nothing but future meth addicts.

2277 days ago


Way to go surfers!!! Everyone is sick and tired of these jerks clogging up traffic, making dangerous u-turns, causing accidents, etc... It's not like there were any human victims involved anyway. HIT AND RUN PAPARAZZI WATER BALLOON SQUADS!!! I'm just sayin'...

2277 days ago


Paps bite! Surfer dudes rule....pound them some be my heros!

2277 days ago

Randi Scott    

Surfers and movie stars wouldn't be famous if it weren't for the paps doing their job. Leave them and their cameras alone. They are the ones getting us the pics and info that we crave.

2277 days ago


Surfer dude: "Get a real Job!"

Paps: "We have a real job! What do you do?!"

Surfer dude: "Drink beer and party!! Whoohooo!"

Funny as hell!!

2277 days ago


Way to go! Finally, it takes the surf community is showing these pap smears what's up.

You're not welcome in Malibu, dirtbags.

2277 days ago


Go papparazi! Thanks TMZ! Love your site!

2277 days ago


Good job surfers,, didnt

2277 days ago


Gee....a bunch of sissies on the beach fighting with another bunch of sissies. The only people surf geeks can "beat up" are a bunch of photo geeks. Get real...and get jobs you bunch of California sissy losers. Callifornia, where the women are women...and the men are too.

2277 days ago
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