2017-10-06 09:42:00 CEST

8 photos of beach stars pointing

Index fingers only please

Getting out there on the Red Bull Beach Arena is not always about how well you serve or how high you jump… It’s about pointing – didn’t you know? Is that news to you? Just kidding.

Pointing is a crucial part of beach volleyball and honestly, beach volleyball athletes are some of the best pointers out there. They have perfected the best kind of pointing there is, the kind of pointing that keeps you guessing, leaves you in a shroud of mystery. We love this kind of pointing and we know that not everyone speaks beach volleyball as fluently as we do. So we’ve decided to decipher eight of the most epic ‘points’ and translate them into a language we all understand – sass.  Here are eight collated photos of your favorite athletes stretching their index fingers on the sand just for your enjoyment.

1. The classic ‘check please’ point

Italian Paolo Nicolai is all of us in a busy restaurant when we’re ready to go. This point shows the need to get that bill and hightail it out of there. No more dilly-dallying.

I’ve had my hand up for ages. Grrr. Photocredit: Malte ChristiansI’ve had my hand up for ages. Grrr. Photocredit: Malte Christians

2. The classic ‘that guy just caught me pointing’ point

You’ve been caught red-handed, mid finger. What do you do? Point that finger upwards, laugh, act natural. I meant God, not you I swear. I know how this looks. 

Act like nothing happened. Photocredit: Malte ChristiansAct like nothing happened. Photocredit: Malte Christians

3. The classic ‘enough is enough’ point

Oh man. Nothing more to say other than enough is enough and this point means business. No more your momma jokes! 

Say that again. Photocredit: Malte ChristiansSay that again. Photocredit: Malte Christians

4. The classic ‘let me finish my sentence’ point

Stop interrupting me man. We have a match to win.

For the umptieth time. Photocredit: Martin SteinthalerFor the umptieth time. Photocredit: Martin Steinthaler

5. The ‘I knew you could do it’ point

One of the best kinds of ‘points’ there is, it’s the point that says ‘I believed in you bro – I always have’. Aww. 

I’m just so happy right now. Photocredit: Malte ChristiansI’m just so happy right now. Photocredit: Malte Christians

6. The ‘haters see me now’ point

I made it. BOOM.

Smile and point. Photocredit: Malte ChristiansSmile and point. Photocredit: Malte Christians

7. The classic ‘DJ's playing my song’ point

The DJ read your mind. Your favorite song is playing. This point is usually followed by telling everyone in your immediate surroundings that this is your jam.

What are the lyrics though? Photocredit: Samo VidicWhat are the lyrics though? Photocredit: Samo Vidic

8. The classic ‘don’t you dare’ point

When your teammate starts mentioning topics that are clearly off-limits, in front of your new S.O and all you can do is laugh uncomfortably and throw some subtle shade because – they should know better! 

Cash me outside, how ‘bout dat? Photocredit: Malte ChristiansCash me outside, how ‘bout dat? Photocredit: Malte Christians

We hoped you enjoyed reading up on your athletes and their hand gestures. People who read this also read how to win like a pro, 10 ways to cope with the off-season and thank you, thank you very much. 

Catch us next week for a crying faces special.

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