About

The Beach Bots, based out of Hermosa Beach, CA, is the robotics team of Hope Chapel and has been competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition since 1997.

The Beach Bots, supported by dedicated engineering mentors, provides High School students an amazing opportunity to learn science, engineering, computer programming, computer graphics, marketing, business management, and many other career-oriented skills in a hands-on environment that emphasizes Christian values and ideology surrounding science and competition.

In January of each year, FIRST FRC teams are presented with a new game and given only six weeks to design, build, and program a robot to play the game. Teams join together in alliances at regional competitions to compete head to head. Initial rounds of matches are played to qualify teams for the elimination rounds where the final alliances of three robots battle it out until a victor is crowned. Regional competition winners then travel to compete in the FRC World Championship.

Over the years, The Beach Bots have won 23 regional competitions, numerous design awards, and the FRC World Championship title in both 2005 and 2016.