Try to make a "pivot gibe". Works well with race kites (even 17m2 for 62 kg)
I described it somewhere else on the forum, but overall it is a slow gybe, pointing upwind initially, easier with a big front wing:
-point upwind as much as you can
- point even more upwind which will decrease your speed up to almost 0, kite at 45 degree.
- just before loosing the foil planning, send violently the kite to the opposite window (*)
- when kite pulls too much, initiate a very rapid 180 degré of the board with your body
- adjust your new direction to have the amount of kite pull you want to finish your turn
-change your feet afterward (or before the move)
Almost no chance to put your race kite in the water even when beginning and even in marginal winds ...
(*) light wind only : can be scary because you feel you will jump, but as soon as you are pull upward byvthe kite, by initiating your turn at that precise moment (next step), it removes most of the line tension, just remains a small lift to keep planning even at very low speed and turn very tight (i cross again my previous trace in the water only 1-3 meters further)