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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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I think if a few more low-life papz got their asses kicked when they stalk, chase, and harass celebrities it might make them wake up and see how they are stripping the rights of these people to have lives outside of their jobs. They have a right to have normal lives just like anyone else. They work on films or in the studio, do the red carpet events, magazine and TV interviews and photo shoots. Now work is done. They should be able to go to the store, lay on the beach, play with their kids, go to a restaurant without a hoard of greedy parasites blocking them from walking, getting in front of their cars, crowding around by the scores and sticking cameras in the car doors hoping to get a shot up some woman's skirt.

Shame on you guys. Get a real job.

2282 days ago


C.....C....Can't we all just get along!?

SURFER DUDES GONE WILD! Oh, wait, they're usually always wild. My money's on the paps! Hilarious!

Surfer dude (When asked what he does for a job): "Drink beer and party!! Whooohooo!"

2282 days ago


that was too funny fat ass surfers who looked wasted outta there mind.....i dont think they were surfers i think they were just fat arse locals hanging out at the beach ..most surfers i know are in shape.....but for those malibu " surfers " round is a shape too.

2282 days ago


What’s so funny about all this is that McConaughey is reputed to be only a “beginner” surfer.

2282 days ago


LOLOLOLOL I hope this is a trend. Paps are annoying parasites and deserve the beatdown.

2282 days ago


Do you actually think these paparazzi are mild mannered press? Don’t be so naive. If this pack of wolves’ disruption were going on in your neighborhood you would at least call animal control or handle it yourself.

Even as our own Malibu mayor Pamela Conley Ulich said “confrontations between photographers and surfers Saturday and Sunday came at a time that Malibu's 13,000 residents felt endangered by "an increasingly reckless disregard for public safety for themselves and others, being exhibited by the paparazzi."

As a resident of Malibu for 48 years I believe I can speak for most of us in the community that are not celebrities, for the past years we have endured these roaming packs of paparazzi wolves that get there shots by being aggressive and uncaring to others around them to get there shot. Instigated confrontations by the paparazzi seem to be encouraged so that it may bring a picture more value. Just listen to the comments they say to their prey. CNNs description was belligerent drunk surfers and paparazzi with all the rights of being on a public beach. CNN did not here the other comments made by the other residents and sided with the tabloid crowd only to comment about an individual being belligerent and drinking beer.”
Have a cold one on me in 100degree weather and should I call you the same?.

* Did they not know there were numerous families with children also on that beach when
It was mobbed by the paparazzi that were expressing their displeasure about the paparazzi pack?

* Did they not know that the day before the Paparazzi were confronted about them disrupting the residents and beachgoers of little dume one pulled a knife and stabbed a resident in his hand?

* Did they not know that the Paparazzi employed there own muscle on Sunday so the Paparazzi could press up the beach and get there shots thru intimidation? (sorry that didn’t work).

*Did they not know that Lil Dume has no public access to the beach?

This is not about the celebrity versus the press its about the community and the disruption and nuisance and reckless disregard to safety and private property these roaming packs of paparazzi brings. I respect and admire the residents and beachgoers of lil dume to stand up to these roaming wolf packs and not take it anymore.

Malibu is not all a community of celebrities, and we are not always fond of the baggage they bring but First and foremost are to take care of where we live.


2282 days ago

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Hmmm... I use my camera at the beach - A LOT! Sometimes in the area these goof balls are protecting.... Looks Like I may need to start taking a crowbar or a baseball bat with me in case some surfer fool tells me I'm not welcome on 'his' public beach.
Sheriff Baca- What types of charges are these guys facing?

2282 days ago


I hope the paps come back with in large droves with mega cameras....just to piss off the Malibu fairies.

2282 days ago


I wonder what these idiots will be doing when they grow up? Probably surfing still, living off of mom and dad's trust fund (since they're all too stupid to be employed). On the bright side, at least nobody was speaking Spanish (shocker).

2282 days ago


Half these idiots aren't even legit journalist, there dummys that go to best buy and buy a video camera and call themselves journalist, why dont they get real jobs, instead of following people around all day, someone should start camping out in front of a pap's house and follow them around all day long, Im glad they got a beat down.

2282 days ago


Does anyone really care about paparazzi? bad actors? or surfers? Nope. Non-story here...but entertaining reading of the ignorant masses.

2282 days ago


The only way that could have been better/funnier is if Harvey Levin - "I'ma lawyer" from TMZ was the one that got his azz kicked!
'Bout time, and it will happen more.
I've never seen this site before today, but I have seen the last few minutes of the stupid TV show while waiting for the next show to begin.
What a bunch of losers - seriously.
A complete batch of modern metrosexuals with no lives.

Party on surfer dudes - and TMZ, I don't recommend you wussies go to any motorcycle clubs for footage!

2282 days ago


Was that a fight? Looked like a bunch of girls dancing with each other.

2282 days ago


"Half these idiots aren't even legit journalist, there dummys that go to best buy and buy a video camera and call themselves journalist, why dont they get real jobs, instead of following people around all day, someone should start camping out in front of a pap's house and follow them around all day long, Im glad they got a beat down."

And those surfers are good products of society, eh? All losers.

2282 days ago


That school of hammerheads swiming off the coast of Malibu last week may be back to remove a few legs. Leg-less surfers, now that would be fun to watch on video.

2282 days ago
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