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Knowing hand signals is essential.  Level: basic
It is not always easy to hear someone from a distance, or on a beach with the wind blowing hard.  Kitesurfers use the following standard hand signals to communicate:
 

 ActionHand signal
Launch or land kite - please help me  Hand tapping on helmet
 Wait  Hand up
 OK Hand on head
 OK - distant
 Touch both hands together above head
 Launch kite - let go Thumbs up
 Help, attention
 Wave one hand
 Help, attention - distant
 Wave both hands - bring together
 Look Point to eyes
 Look there
 Point with arm
 Yes Nod
 Crocodile    Bring hands together at side "snap"
 Going this way
 Point with arm
  


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