Standard Hand Signals for River Communication
Communicating on the river is done with hand signals.
- Never point to a hazard
- Always return a signal to show you understand
- No signal – no move!!!
Everyone Together Signal
Paddler Draws a Circle in the air – From head to Hips
Toward Me Signal
Signaller makes a ‘Thumbs up’ sign and motions from the deck to their chest
Slow Down Signal
Extended arm raised and lowered
“Bring a Rope!” Signal
This signal mimics the action of throwing a rope