I can share my recent experience. I am not a great foil kiter guy at packing up my kite on the water. I had a tenancy just to pull it to shore or float with it, well recently that cost me some damage to my kite. I recommend to wrap your kite as soon as you can, A) it makes it easier to swim back to shore, B) in my recent experience, I said I will wait until I get to shore. What happen when I waited, the kite filled with water. Try pulling a foil kite full of water, not going to happen, even with three guys, and if you do, most likely your going to tear your fabric. So lesson learned on this day, I got to shore, and had some decent size waves, I am now standing waist high at shore, and kite is full of water. The kite could not be lifted, and the small crashing waves were just turning my kite like a washing machine. I was so frustrated, I could not pull to shore, eventually after 20 minutes another kiter came, and we spent at least 15 minutes, slowly, literally 6 inches at a time and lifting the kite, and drain the water, you have to go super slow. The result, three damaged areas on my nice new kite, from the rocks at shore and constant motion of the waves. So I have learned, wrap the kite out on the water, I still am trying to perfect this, very few master this, but so important.