When wakeboarding, waterskiing or participating in all forms of boat-towed sports, hand signals are a crucial part of communicating with the operator. Attempting to yell instructions can be next to impossible to hear over the noise of the boat motor. If the skier is unsuccessful at communicating with the operator, it can lead to a frustrating time on the water; not to mention how dangerous it is.
Here are some common hand signals from BoaterExam.com to help you prepare for summer waterskiing and other boat-towed sports:
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