The live webcast was on today as trialists at the Zicatela Pro scrapped it out to make the main event. Murdock advanced into the Quarters where all he needed was to advance through the heat to make the main event as the top 8 trialists were guaranteed spots. Things were looking bleak for Murdock’s campaign deep into the heat but he was able to pull off a 9.25 on a deep righthand barrel with 2 minutes remaining in the heat. When the dust settled and the buzzer sounded Murdock had won and got a spot in the GSS event. His quote in the ensuing interview with IBA top dog Terry Mckenna said it all: “I love it down here. Might move down here and marry a Oaxacan one day.” (Just be careful of the he-she’s down there Murder!) James ended with an equal 5th placing with his first main event heat likely starting manana. The forecast shows the swell settling down a bit for the week before ramping up again around Friday. We’ll see what the contest organizers decide. Stay tuned at IBAWORLDTOUR.com for further updates and recaps.