1 – First thing you should do is approach the rider and ask him if he is ok. If he is not, use your line cutter, release his kite, or just go get more help depending on your assessment. Usually, the problem will be with equipment. Maybe it tangled, and it’s not possible to relaunch. If this is the case, your help can be appreciated.
At kook proof activity center in Esposende, Portugal we have 2 boats on the water all the time. One just for rescue purpose but even dough we have it there it’s faster to get the kite out of the water using another kite and the fact that we are right there next to him already.
But you might find yourself in a place there is no boat for rescue, so you are the help your friend needs to get back to the beach in a more comfortable way and with his kite in one piece.
So after you checked with him that all is good and that he needs your assistance here is what I advise you to do.
2 – First ask him to release his kite into the safety leash.
Instruct him that once you grab the kite, you will signal him, so he completely releases the kite.
If he has already released the kite entirely, it’s not a problem but makes it a bit harder as the kite will be going with the wind and you will have to chase it.
Once he has released the safety, you go to the kite and grab the leading edge of the kite near the center towards the opposite side where you want to go if the kite is in the smile (beach transport) position.