The winter can be very deceiving in that the winds are much more steady, making your practice seem almost easy breezy. Once spring hits, rest assured you will be like "what the _ _ _ _ happended!!!" Coming soon, when the air warms past the water temps on many of our "good"days you will find shifty, powerfully gusty, and downright unpredictable kite flying. The hazzards will be "loftings", pockets of air causing your kite to lose brief moments of contact, wind aloft, with more people strolling into the scene...and so on.
I feel your anxiousness to get out but just realize you might be flying in some especially nice winds now that will change to: "beware of" just several weeks ahead. The frustrating catch around here is that the water seems like a much safer place to be when spring hits, but stays so dangerously cold into may, that getting stranded in the cold is equally dangerous leaving both the beach and water very tricky learning ground this time of year.
Many try to learn in warmer places to avoid these challenges we face, however if you cant, then use extreme caution from those who know when to practice and why. Kiting is actually very easy when all is steady, so a good rule of thumb when getting started spring time is learn more about the weather than kiting.
good luck and get to mr tom skilling at 9:34pm.