Towing Safety: Learn the Signals
Safe towing of skiers, wake boarders or an inflatable requires teamwork between the driver, the spotter and the thrill-seeker at the end of the rope. The driver must concentrate on safe operation of the boat and keeping a sharp outlook for other vessels. The spotter communicates with the skier/boarder or tube passenger and the driver.
The tried-and-true hand signals, originally developed for water skiing, also apply to wake boarding and tubing. Safe towing depends on
everyone staying focused and communicating.
Take me home
I'm done - Pick me up
Speed just right
No motion -
Stay behind the boat