That is such a pet peeve of mine - kiters telling their launcher where to stand ? (Ie Why would they put themselves knowingly in the wrong spot if they are “experienced”? ).
I’ve got 8 seasons under my belt (and an instructor qualification) and am really strict about this. I will happily launch noobs all day if they are polite and acknowledge I am being helpful. When being asked to assist someone’s launch, I stand exactly where their kite is positioned on the beach, and don’t move an inch. If they ask me to move I shake my head, if they try and launch in a stupid position I just shake my head and point which way they need to move. If they won’t move, I just put their kite back on the sand and walk away. Our beaches are usually very open sand so it’s nothing more than attitude / laziness on their part.
I am a firm believer that it’s the pilots responsibility to launch from the correct angle. Arrogant pilots making girlfriends/ other kiters / members of the public walk up and down the beach is so not acceptable in my mind.
Same for landing. Bring the kite to the assistant, be courteous not an ass.