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2022 Day-of-Event Info

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Rule changes      Full Covid-19 protocols       Event schedule       Venue map       Parking/load in map       Pit map       Food Trucks       Match schedule/team list

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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 High SchoolMission Viejo, CA
  • Nov. 4 - Nov. 6, 2022 (2023 dates coming soon)Fri Load In/Sat-Sun Competition

Hotels

To get the discounted rates use the links emailed to teams and volunteers. Didn't get the email? Please contact us.
Limited space is available at discounted rates. Book early and check back often!

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Irvine Lake Forest

Discounted rate of $169/night for two queen beds + trundle bed (four beds total) or king bed + trundle bed (three beds total)

Free breakfast | 10 min drive to venue | $8/day parking
Hampton Inn & Suites Mission Viejo

Discounted rate of $149/night for two queen beds or $169/night for king + sofa bed

Free breakfast | 10 min walk to venue
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Irvine Lake Forest

Discounted rate of $159/night for two queen beds + sofa bed or king bed + sofa bed

Free breakfast | 10 min drive to venue | $8/day parking

Merchandise

Preorders are now avalibile for pickup at the event (free) or shipping (shipping cost applies). All shipped orders will be sent after the event. Limited quantities will be avalibile at the event. Visit our online store at beachblitz.square.site.

2022 Beach Blitz Shirt

2022 Beach Blitz Shirt

$20.00

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Beach Blitz Hat

Beach Blitz Hat

$25.00

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Food

Support our events by buying on-site! Food truck options are convenient, affordable, and delicious! Check them out in the FRC parking lot by the staircase.

All vendors open for lunch starting at 11:00am on Saturday and Sunday. Select vendors open earlier for coffee, later for dinner, and on Friday. A concessions table is also available for snack and drinks. Vendors subject to change.

Covid-19 Protocols (pub. 9/26/22)

2022 Full Covid-19 Protocols (Subject to change)

Beach Blitz is committed to respecting the latest science and adhering to the latest restrictions and guidance from our venue, Orange County, and the State of California. Please Note: The pandemic is still a dynamic situation and we are several months from the event date. Beach Blitz reserves the right to ammend these protocols at any time.

Masks

Masks are strongly encouraged indoors and/or outdoors for attendees over two years old. In line with CDPH guidance dated 9/20/22, "People can wear a mask based on personal preference, informed by their own personal level of risk."

Vaccinations & Testing

All people attending Beach Blitz must provide proof of full vaccination (primary series) against Covid-19 OR negative test (within 48 hours). Proof of vaccination may be presented in the form of a vaccine card, picture of a vaccine card, or digital proof. Negative tests may be molecular or antigen and proof may be provided in the form of results from a lab, picture of an at-home test, or similar. Beach Blitz highly encourages everyone to get vaccinated, if able. Visit myturn.ca.gov to book an appointment today!

Spectators

Spectators are welcome to attend Beach Blitz 2022 and must comply with all the same rules as teams. We will live stream the event for those unable to attend in-person.

Best practices for the unvaccinated

Stick with your own team as much as practical, physically distance from others when possible, stay home if you were exposed to a positive case of Covid-19. If you are able, get vaccinated today.

Best practices for everyone

Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, stay home if you’re feeling unwell, and comply with all event rules and instructions.

Travel

There is currently no travel advisory for California. Beach Blitz encourages teams and individuals to make responsible travel decisions and consult with their local health authorities.

Hosts

OCRA

Orange County Robotics Alliance

FRC 3309

Friarbots

FRC 3476

Code Orange

FRC 5199

Robot Dolphins from Outer Space

Latest News

Orange County Robotics Alliance announces continued district support and venue partnership with Capistrano Unified School District

MISSION VIEJO, CA — The Orange County Robotics Alliance (OCRA) recently announced the return of its flagship robotics competitions, Beach Blitz presented by the Gene Haas Foundation and Bots at the Beach, to the Capistrano...

Oct 12, 2022

Orange County Robotics Alliance announces Gene Haas Foundation as Presenting Sponsor for Beach Blitz 2022, expands competition

MISSION VIEJO, CA — The Orange County Robotics Alliance (OCRA) today announced the Gene Haas Foundation as...

Aug 27, 2022