Indeed Glenn, very sorry to hear that this happened to you as it can be quite annoying. The one thing I might mention is that - with the exception of when you are stuck in the impact zone and thinking of nothing but survival - the 09 CL is actually very easily reset on the water when compared to other brand’s CL setups.
I am sorry you had that swim in and glad to hear you and the kite came out OK!
Creww - Check your CLs for the “mushroom burr” that Glenn mentions and I describe in the linked post above. If you have the burr - or not! - please file your top of your CL down to prevent the loop from releasing prematurely. Rest assured we have made an inline change to the CLs to avoid this issue.