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About Beach Blitz

Founded in 2016, Beach Blitz is Southern California's premiere FIRST® Robotics Competition offseason event. At Beach Blitz, the team experience always comes first. That means:

  • More matches per team
  • Educational opportunities
  • Reasonable registration fees
  • High production quality

We also love our volunteers! That means:

  • No age requirements
  • Opportunity to understudy new roles
  • Training at the event for all positions
  • A free t-shirt, because we know that's why you're really here
  • Capistrano Valley HSMission Viejo, CA
  • Nov. 1 - Nov. 3, 2024Fri Load In/Sat-Sun Competition


To get the discounted rates you must use the booking code/link below.
Limited space is available at discounted rates.

Must book by October 1 at 11:59pm for discounted rate!

Hampton Inn & Suites Mission Viejo

Discounted rate of $160/night for two queen beds or a king + sofa bed

Free breakfast | 0.6 mi | Free parking

Booking link coming soon


2024 merch is coming soon!

Once merch is published, preorders will go live for 2024: items will be available for pick up at the event only. Limited quantities and sizes may be available at the event, but preorders are strongly recommended.

Food Vendors (2023 info listed; 2024 vendors coming soon)

Buying food from our on-site vendors is convenient for your team and helps support the event – a win-win!

To save time, we highly recommend preorders. All vendors accept preorders through text, email, and/or their website. Please work with vendors directly to order and pay.


Mediterranean Fusion - Kabobs wraps and sandwiches with beef, chicken, falafel, lamb, and more!

Menu 💬Preorder 📧Preorder

Fri: 5pm-9pm | Sat: 11am-6:15pm | Sun: 11am-5pm

Messi Burger

Handmade Burgers - Burgers, wings, hotdogs, chicken and veggie options. Plus fries.

Menu 📧Preorder

Fri: Closed | Sat: 11am-6:15pm | Sun: 11am-5pm

The Empanada Maker

Gourmet Empandas - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert

Menu 💬Preorder 📧Preorder

Fri: Closed | Sat: 11am-6:15pm | Sun: 11am-5pm

Italian BAR-B-QUE

BBQ - Assorted meats on plates and sandwiches.

Menu 💬Preorder

Fri: Closed | Sat: 11am-6:15pm | Sun: 11am-5pm


Dessert & Drinks - Exotic Ice Cream, Gourmet Coffee, Pastry & Variety of Tea.

Menu 💬Preorder 📧Preorder

*Open early!*
Fri: 5pm-9pm | Sat: 7:30am-6:15pm | Sun: 7:45am-5pm

Health and Safety

Beach Blitz is committed to providing a safe and welcoming event for all participants. Please be kind, courteous, and respectful of all attendees. While we do not anticipate any public health percautions being necessary for the 2024 event, Beach Blitz, the Orange County Robotics Alliance, FIRST, and our venue all reserve the right to impose health safety measures at our own discretion at any time. If you encounter any unwelcome behavior at the event, please notify a committee member as soon as possible.

Looking for last year's Covid Protocols? Click here.



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