KYLakeKiter wrote:You shouldn't try to learn how to get up on the board in waves. Find the flatest water you can fly the kite in for your first attempts.
I too learned in the waves, or attempted to ride in the waves at first, but I must've gone at it so many times, before the crew I ride with (Which by the way they were awesome giving me tips, and taking the time to guide me) went dow to the Keys and invited me; that trip was magical, cause although I couldn't go upwind, I was able to finally get up on the board, hold the edge and really feel the kite do its thing and how it all fits together, it just finally clicked.
So, I agree that flat water is key for learning. If you get the chance, it will cut, I'd say at least 10 sessions of learning in the waves, then you can go back to the ocean and it will all click, thenn waves is all about timing.
Good luck and stick with it!