This is an exert taken from the Riding & Staying Upwind video, which is part of the Progression Kiteboarding Beginner Collection - available as a separate mobile download or the full DVD.
The Riding & Staying Upwind chapter has over 30 minutes of instructional helps beginners kitesurfers move on from wobbly first runs, gain control of the board and kite through proper edging, balance, stance and ultimately mastering riding upwind - saving you from the dreaded walk of shame up the beach in-between runs! As always we give you an in-depth break down of every step of the trick, looking at your kite & bar, board & legs, head and shoulder.& our definitive common mistakes section.
See the corresponding blog post which gives further details on the the first steps to getting upwind: Find out more at http://www.progression.me
SBC Kiteboard's beginner library: http://www.sbckiteboard.com/kiteboarding-beginner-tips