Getting off the Beach with a Surfboard
Helpful info on how to get off the beach.
1. Make sure you are in at least knee deep water so you don't break your fins out when you get up on the board.
2. Head slightly downwind initially to generate speed.
3. Keep up a moderate amount of speed but control it so you don't get launched when you hit the first wave or whitewater.
4. To get over whitewater bend your knees and suck up the wave and let your board ride up over the foam. Kite position is really important. Keep your kite at 45% or better still have your kite pulling down as you hit the foam. This will pull you down and help you stick to your board. A combination of these 2 skills will ensure you stay on the board with or without straps. If the wind is light you will need to move your kite to generate enough speed to penetrate the waves.