Any tips for on getting out through broken waves. I keep getting launched off my foil board when I hit whitewater. (No straps)
sounds obvious but keep the foil as low as possible with more pressure on the front foot than usual. Depending on the strenght of the waves, make sure you have enough speed and start sending the kite before you slow down too much to ensure you can ride out without stalling.
I think the aeration of the water reduces lift, as well as ability to point upwind. So I try to point high between waves, then bear away for more speed before hitting the white water with some momentum. But much depends upon size and direction of waves /wind etc. I did find a narrow, low-volume board gets through waves easier than a bigger, floatier board if you can't fly it clear of the wave top.
On the beach we think about 3 factors: Light, onshore and gnarly surf. Pick any 2 and you should be right, but get all 3 and you don't have a chance.
If in doubt sometimes it's better to body drag all the way out the back - sometimes that's all that you can do.
Otherwise practice quick gybes, try to find a rip or deeper patch of blue water where there's no break. Look at the sweep and body drag angle and aim to get to that deeper patch then more or less zigzag as required to avoid the breaking sections till you're past it.
If all fails and you're taking on the whitewater then see tips above
If can use a rip and bodydrag out back.
if you're getting bashed trying to ride out then resorting to the drag out will at least leave you with enough energy to have a session.
I just realised no-one said try to get straight into the oncoming wave, carve hard before it gets to you and power the kite up so you're taking it on the nose of the board rather than at an angle and have power to pull you through,