Congratulations to Our Grand Prize Winner!   

Ross Fontes of Newport, CA Has Won!

Ross and three of his friends will enjoy a full week of fun in Popoyo, Nicaragua!

THANK YOU to ALL who Entered! You Helped a Great Cause, so consider yourself a winner too, really.

The staff of both the Getaboard Foundation ( and Marlindo Resort ( would like to express our most sincere gratitude to all of the participants of the Marlindo Resort Ultimate Vacation Fundraiser/Raffle which was held both in part to raise funds for the getaboard foundation and to promote the launch of the new Marlindo Surf and Fish Resort in beautiful Popoyo, Nicaragua.
The main goal was to raise awareness of this grass roots inner city organization that selflessly donates their time, money and effort to help homeless and at risk youth see past their every day problems towards a future where they can carve their own path if they study and work hard all the while enjoying themselves doing something they love.
Once again thank you to all of the participants during the 3 month long contest. As you’re all aware only one winner was to be picked and for that reason this morning when the winning ticket was electronically selected I felt stressed out and sad knowing that there could only be one winner out of all of the selfless participants but the reality is that with all of your efforts and donations the real winners will be the kids in the getaboard program.
We are pleased to announce that Ross Fontes of Newport California was selected as the winner of the Ultimate all inclusive surf and fish vacation to Nicaragua so Congrats Ross. We look forward to seeing you in Nicaragua. 

Ok, So What Do I Get If I Win?

The Raffle Winner (& Three Friends!) Receive:

  • 7 Days/ 6 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Popoyo, Nicaragua
  • 3 Meals Each Day (X4 people!)
  • Round Trip Transportation To/From Airport
  • Two Days of Surf Excursions by Boat 
  • Two Half-Day Fishing Charters
  • Experienced Area Surf Guide
  • Experienced Charter Boat Captain Puts You on the Fish

Check Out This Video for Getaboard! Amazing Charity…

Getaboard-LogoAbout the Getaboard Foundation:

A portion of all raffle proceeds will go to support this great group!

The Getaboard Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2003 to support the growing number of under privileged and at-risk youth that have become attracted to action sports through mainstream media and events, such as “Rob and Big”, FUEL TV, the X-Games, the Dew Tour and Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game series. These adolescents want and need a pastime such as action sports to help them make it through an often-turbulent time in their lives. Getaboard provides surfing, skateboarding, and art lessons and scholarships for at-risk youth, and to date, has taught over 2,000 at-risk youth the value of hard work, discipline, and a positive self image through action sports.