Towing Hand Signals

Communicating and Hand Signal for towed sports

The need for driver, observer and rider communication is the most important thing to understand before you even step near the water. There are many hand signals that you need to know as you venture further into your sport, but the four cornerstones are:

  • Faster – thumb up
  • Slower – thumb down
  • Turn around – circular helicopter motion above your head with your arm or hand
  • Home (or in the boat) – patting your head with your hand