Matthew McConaughey might not have any words for his fellow surfers after their violent confrontation with the paps over the weekend - but other Malibu residents aren't quite so shy!

We sent one of our photographers out to get the opinion of the man (or woman) on the street beach. Surprisingly, a lot of folks seemed to share our views on the beaches being public - even other surfers agreed that the paps had just as much of a right to the space as they did. Thanks, guys - share and share alike!

Others spoke out on the rough reputation held by many of the Paradise Cove faithful. After what our guys had to endure last weekend, we sure see what they're talking about!

Seriously, we found so many locals who saw our side of the story - looks like Matthew may have picked the wrong friends!