None of this really helps me when the wind is to my side. For this reason, I always try to paddle upwind and then downwind. I'll change directions when I can. However, if safety (or getting home) dictates otherwise, I'll paddle standing up sidewind only when absolutely necessary, but every single time, it will destroy my shoulders... and put me out of commission the next day or two with no wish for paddling.
Moving forward on my new Sprint, or the new Allstar didn't make an ounce of difference for me. Banking my board seems to actually catch more wind. Angling my paddle shaft to sweep a bit works, but then it throws my back out of whack. Angling the blade a little actually works for me, but then I am back to paddling only on one side. Making a super short stroke, and boosting strokes per minute makes the most difference to me… but I am not a machine. A rudder makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE, and takes away the pain from paddling only on one side.
Perhaps the pain of paddling with side wind is greatly amplified with smaller and lighter paddlers.