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Ski Signals

Communication becomes vital when you’re the skier at the end of a 75 foot rope behind towed behind a motorboat! That’s why these hand signals for skiers are so important.

BASIC SIGNALS

1

Speed up the boat: Thumb up.

2

Slow down the boat: Thumb down.

3

Cut Motor/Stop (also used by driver or observer): Slashing motion over  the neck.

4

Turn the boat (also used by driver): Circle motion with arms over-head then point in desired direction.

5

Return to dock: Pat on the head.

6

OK or signal understood: OK signal with hand.

 

7

Skier OK after falling: Hands clasped over head.