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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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Paps dont show up on a somewhat private beach and start filming not just a stupid actor but other people just chilln, acting all snobby. " Like hey guys , I have right to film, free country hehe." Your stupid no wonder you got hit. ITs not that peopole are finially fed up wth you lurkers. Surfers are protective of there beachbreak, they dont want it in the headlines. This will happen every time you show up on "That Beach". If I was there Id break every one of your cameras , and split before the cops came. I dont think Cannon has a salt water warrenty

2291 days ago


parasites = paparazzi and media.

at least McConaughey paddles out - those waves looked tasty on a 9'0". leave the dude alone and go find Britney.

2291 days ago


Whore Matthew is a photo whore sell-out kook

2291 days ago


Having seen the video, one wonders if the paparazzi expect people to feel sorry for them by taking the footage and posting it. Although I do not condone violence, I am against having cameras on the beach and feel that any and all equipment dumped in the water is justified. And the photographers should be prepared to have anything taken to the beach to get wet.

2291 days ago


That's one of the sickest things that has happend with the surf comunity.
I give full respect to the guys out there. The have been pumping all week for them too. They were stoked!

2291 days ago


About damn time. For the most part the Papz are going way overboard. I think there needs to be some laws in place that keep these $$$$ hungry, vile papz under control. They have aboslutley no respect for anyone. Their behavior not only disturbs the celebs they are shooting, but everyday poeple trying to live thier life. Down with the Papparazzi!

2291 days ago

Pap Smear 2008    

hahaha Pap Smear 2008 has officially begun... Wouldn't that be a great movement? People just randomly walking up on Papz and punching them in the face and smashing their cameras?

2291 days ago


I think these surfers are uneducated children. The Paps are doing their job and think idiots, we would not need paps if people did not demand for these pictures of the stars. They think they are doing the world a favor but they are only promoting VIOLENCE! What is the difference between this and a GANG ?

"IDIOTS" and any one telling people to do the same is a bigger idiot!!!!

2291 days ago

yeah right    

those surfers fight like a bunch of girls on youtube. stay in the bu b!tches.

2291 days ago


I noticed that the paps have pulled all their video's on their own sites. It proved they were guilty.

2291 days ago


I noticed tmz pulled its video of clinton holding hands too? wazup wit dat? Got it wrong?

2290 days ago


though i more than agree with the video....

you people talking crap about the pap is really funny. obveiously you have an interest in what is going on in matts life or you wouldnt have watched this. and either you're on tmz website or took a link to it from something talking about celebritys. obveously there is a market for paps. and as long as there is a market they are going to be here. sucks but this is the truth. so just shut up and stop watching this stuff and reading it. the day everyone starts that is when the paps will begin to lose their jobs. wont stop till then.

2290 days ago

Melissa CTen    

PAPS got what they deserved!!!!! Why can't he have some privacy once in a while withouth PAPS all up his ass. Hes a person too and needs some space. I hope more PAPS get in the face.!!! I support the use of pepper spray on the PAPS and the rest of the public should too!!!!

2290 days ago


Just fantastic! Harass the heck out of the scabarazzi...make their lives miserable. Vermin. Parasites. Deportation would be an excellent policy for all of them.

2290 days ago

Jay Russell    

First of all most of these so-called "Surfers" look like a bunch of Kooks! With that said, it's about time this happened! These friggin people are an absolute pain in the ass, that are totally intruding on peoples lives and deserve a good ass kicking! The cops need to crack down hard on these paps. Come to Hermosa and get your beat-down from real surfers!

2290 days ago
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