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Old 05-15-2019, 03:16 AM
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ok now iv been around for a while & understand most hand signals except this one. quiet often someone in a fish kill picture is giving this hand signal. so please tell me the meaning ?
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:49 AM
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The shaka sign, sometimes known as "hang loose," is a gesture of friendly intent often associated with Hawaii and surf culture
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:24 AM
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Agree with above ^
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:02 AM
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Original meaning is a Hawaiin greeting, known as a "shaka". UNCFISH gets the rest of the description correctly.

One of the guys on wicked tuna (and I'm sure elsewhere) uses it to mean "fins up". Not the actual meaning, but with the following that show has I guess it has been adapted somewhat.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:44 AM
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Hang Loose, and good times is what I always have known it to mean. But, in certain situations it means "bring me a cold beer" when the signal is given. San Leon terminology at it's finest!!!!!
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:33 AM
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A Hawaiian explained it to me. There was an old man who lived near a north shore surfing beach on Oahu. He had lost his middle three fingers in a sawmill accident. He would catch boys skipping school to go surfing as they drove past his house. The boys figured this out and began to warn each other with the gesture that imitated his hand whenever they saw him looking for surfing truants. Eventually it just became part of the local surfing culture.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:23 AM
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^That's a new on to me!

Just don't make the "OK" sign.... Apparently that's bad now days.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by popeyeiii View Post
^That's a new on to me!

Just don't make the "OK" sign.... Apparently that's bad now days.
I believe only when upside down and backward.

Rightside up, OK, upside down is a WP. But, I mean, WP couldn't possibly stand for anything questionable.
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Chillin Brah...
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