I start like this a lot…..alot better than drift starting in the wind…..
i just set up the kite on land ( i only have a small area of grass), roll the lines onto the bar leaving them attached to the kite.
walk out into the water, in the wind shadow, let go of the kite, unwind while walking away in the direction of the wind…..when you have finished give the line a pull and you can look for tangles etc, walk out into the wind hooking in with safety on, start like every water start - real easy has never gone wrong for me, made easier when using a roll - board - leash (really safe and great when you kite alone - ever swam 3 ams without a board?).
Compared to drift starting really easy without stress…….maybe ill make a video when it warms up here….(-5 right now in germany)…hope it helps a little
p.s. keep walking in the direction of the wind, the kite sometimes drifts around without a little tension on the line….