Thanks for the replies all.
Yes I do know how to self rescue, but I was hoping for a better way to self land.
I COULD use a beach goer but generally I stay as far away from non-kiters as possible when landing.
Wind conditions were supposed to be in the 20s mph range, ideal for my 12m kite. After launch they ramped up steadily to the 30s. Tbh I didn't realize just how strong the winds had become until I started getting picked up off the water without doing any kind of kite work to generate power. At that point I landed. I was asking for tips for landing in those conditions not flying as I agree, it gets dangerous then. You guys need to read the post before flying off the handle
So other than flagging out, my stall tactic over water is the only game in town? It works and it's better than self rescue when I'm still in control,might be a long swim if I get pulled deep into water while setting it up. Not really a problem so much as potential for a long swim home. I can live wih it but was hoping for better. Appreciate the tips iblocalsurfer, I'll remember that.