by Dave Hammond
- Paddle or arms held horizontally and moved slightly up and down = Stop!
- Paddle or arm held vertically in line with the body = Go.
- Vertically held paddle or arm waved back and forth = Help!
- Paddle held out at 45° (or as near as) to one side = go that way.
- N.B. Never point at the hazard.
Signs agreed on within the group
- Fist hitting open palm = hard landing.
- Open hand hitting open palm at about 45° and skating off at 45° = boof move.
- Hand held up with palm out and fingers stretched open = tree or sieve.
- Pointing at outstretched tongue = tongue of water.
- Fist hitting top of head = I’m okay, are you okay?
- Hand pointing to the centre of head or stomach then travelling up and down the centre of the body = go centre.
- Index finger pointing up and moved in a circular motion, then pointed in a certain direction = there is an eddy there to use.
- Fist clenched and held up = rock.
- Thumb and index finger held in a circle = hole.
- Arm moved as if throwing a dart = throwbag needed to be used in direction indicated.