As you progress and decide to come in and discover there's no one there to land you, you guys might want to brush up on this:
http://www.chicagokitesurfing.com/infla ... .html#Self
The second paragraph is what I do. Just make sure the sand isn't full of anything sharp that could puncture the kite when you do this. The kite will drift back about 10-20 feet from where its flying, too. So keep that in mind.