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'Slide Your Brains Out': Photos by Thomas Campbell

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Inspection of the deep blue

Photograph By Thomas Campbell

"C.J. Nelson is unarguably one of the greatest noseriders of all time. This ridiculous logging wave we found in the Land Of The Thin White Cloud in 2004, while filming for 'The Present,' gave C.J. every opportunity to be every bit of the nasal freak he is. ... No one surfed this wave, either -- just drove right past it."