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Why join Coastals or renew? For only $20/year/household, it's a bargain and here's why:
Coastals is for everyone who enjoys human-powered watersports in every region of Virginia - whether you paddle a canoe, kayak or recreational craft, prefer sea or fresh water, love to carve whitewater waves or run rivers or creeks, or just enjoy tooling around in flat water. Coastals members enjoy a choice of trips almost every weekend for just about any skill/age level.
Coastals speaks out with the voice of its membership to encourage environmental responsibility for keeping Virginia's and America's rivers clean. Public accessibility issues, including disabled accessibility issues, are also addressed.
With Coastals, you'll have a chance to learn new rivers and make new friends who share a passion for watersports and a love of the outdoors. Coastals members range widely in age and skill level, so finding folks who are willing to help with a new skill or show the safe (or adventurous!) lines down a river is easy - finding shuttle partners and boaters who know the good put-ins and take-outs is easy, too. Coastals members can be found everywhere in Virginia (and beyond).
When safety classes and roll/technique clinics are given, Coastals members may take them at a discount; some are free.
DISCOUNTS! $10 discount off your American Whitewater membership. $10 off your individual American Canoe Association membership or $20 off the ACA family membership. 10% discount at Appomattox River Company and on Club Nights at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports (limitations may apply - see store for details).
Every member receives a Coastals sticker, the quarterly newsletter, the CaNews and an annual roster of the membership.
Members may submit photos and trip reports for inclusion on the website and the newsletter.
Trying work on that elusive roll or find out more about a certain river/location? Coastals members have access to borrow many paddling books and videos in the Coastals Library - at no charge.
New Members - There are several ways to become a member of the Coastals:
1. (Preferred) Submit the application and pay your dues online: click here
2. Print and mail the application with a check for dues: click here
3. Contact our Membership Chair to have an application mailed to you
- Need to change member information, opt in to online color newsletters or pay dues online? Please click here.
- To report problems with the forum or the web, click here instead.