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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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jfp    

Owning a camera is not a license to pull a lion by tthe tail. Tresspassing on that beach was the same as going into a biker bar and annoying the Hell's Angels. Bet they won't go back.

2251 days ago
47.

Flapjacj    

Surfers rule..........
I loved it when the lil pap said we are just doing our job and the the surfer guy said I drink and party......Don't Eff with a surfer when you are on his beach!!!!!

2251 days ago
48.

Em    

Did I say it last week right here, or what! I said it would happen after reading the ruckus (probably) the same paps caused at LAX with Britney. The paps have had their $$ days and now its payback. Too bad it has to be this way but paps don't belong trespassing or intruding on public land, bothering innocent people and privacy to make tons of money at the expense of bothering other people.

It was the perfect scene straight out of a movie. Seriously paps, get a clue and stay away!

2251 days ago
49.

that's all    

hmmmm.........I don't know what the fuss is about McConaughy. I like men with hair. He would look just liek Michael Bolton if he grew a mullet.

2251 days ago
50.

DBL    

I have to say that vid was the most entertaining and satisfying that TMZ has ever uploaded. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the paps get the smackdown, LOL. Way to go, Surferdudes!!!!

2251 days ago
51.

Obama Hussein Barak is the Anti-Christ    

Britney should hire the surfer dudes as part of her security detail ...

2251 days ago
52.

Coolfl37    

HOW DOES IT FEEL HARVEY WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR EMPLOYEES BEAT-UP SO YOU CAN HAVE A STORY?

2251 days ago
53.

Em    

Great video freeze frame picture - a fat fxxx pap about to get his fat bottom kicked! lol

2251 days ago
54.

bunk    

i kinda hope this starts a trend look it's one thing to stand back and take a couple of pic but the straight up stalking that being going lately has to stop and if the fear of getting your ass kicked is was it take to stop it then so be it the paps brought it on themselves

2251 days ago
55.

Erica    

Hairless on not Mathew and those surfers are hot! They have way more going tor them than those dirty nasty little paps.

2251 days ago
56.

Run2Me    

The paps got exactly what they deserved! Even celebrities are entitled to some privacy!!

2251 days ago
57.

jfp    

#48 needs a beatdown too.

2251 days ago
58.

John    

The surfers should have had guns to deal with the problem.

2251 days ago
59.

Obama Hussein Barak is the Anti-Christ    

Get a clue people!
Posted at 11:44PM on Jun 21st 2008 by me

Are you serious? It takes 200 paps to get a couple of pictures? They have the right to surround celebs and not let them move or get off a moving escalator (as was was the case at LAX w/ Britney yesterday), they can hide in trees to get a pic of Jamie Lynn, they can take photos of celebs kids, etc. etc. etc.? Get real. They are like roaches (no offense meant to roaches). Deport them all.

2251 days ago
60.

sunnyrebecca    

good for the surfers. I hope more ordinary people disrupt the paps.

2251 days ago
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