Irish Tow Surf Rescue club has had these signs made up so all surfers and coastal users know the basics of non verbal communications in a rescue situation.

“This sign was designed for all water users and coastal walkers to be able to learn and use the simple hand signals in the event of and emergency . We will hopefully have them put up at all popular surf spots and beaches along our coast line.” says Peter Conroy

Good work. Surfers are involved in many rescues every year, mainly helping others but occasionally getting caught in incidents. If everyone learns these sooner or later one of us will save a life.

Please share the knowledge.