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'Slide Your Brains Out': Photos by Thomas Campbell

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Joel Tudor

Photograph By Thomas Campbell

"We made a few trips to Central America in 2003 and 2004 [to film 'Sprout'] with Rob Machado, Skip Frye and Joel Tudor. ... [W]e stumbled onto this perfect little logging wave that no one really surfed or knew about .... Joel at full capacity, in rhythm like you see here, is one of the wonders of the world."