To the Water with the Board Print

Getting into the Water with the Board

Prerequisites:
Kite flying skills mastered.  One handed kite flying mastered.

Launch the kite at the edge of the wind window that is closer to the water.  Don't bring the kite up to 12 o'clock if you don't have to.  Keep the kite at or lower than 10:30 or 1:30.  keeping the kite still with your back hand on the bar, grab the board with your front hand and walk to the water.
 

Constant Angle Steering™

Put your back hand in the center of the control bar.  Keep the control bar at a constant angle with your back hand giving pressure to steering line that is furthest from the ground.  If you keep the bar at this constant angle and pull the bar toward you, it will increase the tension on the upper steering line and cause the kite to climb up to 12 o'clock.  If you keep the bar at this constant angle and push the bar away from you, the kite will start to luff and the kite will start to fall towards the water.

Using this method you can balance the kite in the air, simply by keeping constant pressure on the upper steering line, then pushing or pulling the bar toward you to keep the kite from moving.