Dont jibe in front of a wave, but jibe outside.
If you KNOW you are not even close to ever make a jibe, and have no intention learning, you just deliberately let yourself fall backwards into the water, turn the board around, and ride in to ride waves.
The same goes on the "inside" - jump off, turn the board, and out again.
Dont ride toeside - you will lose upwind very fast, you will be tired on your rear leg, and you will not be able to cope with breaking waves at all
If you want to learn to jibe, just ride and do it just outside the break, and inside - where you try to jibe.
And if you know you ride "too little" to learn, just fall gently back into the water and turn the board - this will in fact be even better for upwind, than jibing
Have known many "quite good" kitesurfers, that has done it this way for years, because they were not good at jibing, motorically. Worked excellent !
And also seen two who rode toeside instead, for years - what a joke that was
They did not go upwind, and they were tired after a very short time....
It was something mentally that blocked them from turning the board, or jibing.
Now they finally learned how stupid that was, and has an enjoyable time for much longer, in the waves
, no matter if surfing around or turning the board by hand.