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There are many variations of possible hand signals. Here are some common ones you may want to agree to use.

Paddling help signal

Help/Emergency
Wave your paddle from side to side.

Paddling ok signal

I’m OK
Pat the top of your head.

Paddling stop signal

Stop
Hold the paddle horizontally above your head.

Paddling all clear signal

All Clear
Hold the paddle vertically and pointing in the direction that is clear. Hold the paddle straight up to signal “all clear” ahead of you.