I don't want to mention how many times that little 'oops' has popped into my head since doing it.
I'm lucky that my GF was shooting it I suppose, now I think I can put it behind me now
Kevin, cheers mate, I've looked at it a few times since reading your reply and I think you've got it, it seems to make good sense. And you're right, I think part of the reason I remember it is the 'potential pain scenario' really stamped a 'note to self' on my kite flying brain.
@FreeCheese, thanks for having a go, I think the quick recovery was done to hide my potential embarrassment as quickly as possible, "all's well that ends well" as they say.
APJ, that was nice of you to suggest I was attempting an actual trick
but I think what you'll find is you were watching a rank amateur just hoping not to shatter the kite in the surf while at the same time constantly tempting fate
And Rob, rest assured, you are not alone!
It was shot at The Hyatt Coolum just a couple of km's south of where the Coolum kite festival is held, and it is a most glorious bit of beach, and only about 10 people as far as the eye can see (Oh and it has a half decent golf course if you're that way inclined)