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Well, I'm a kiteboarder myself and it's one of the best feelings in the world. If I were you I would buy a "bow-kite". These kites are easier to start with and cover a bigger windrange than the C-shaped kites. If I were you I would just seek a local shop, it might be more expensive but it's easier with warranty. Besides that, it's easier to find out what gear is the best for you, for example a harness. You really have to try them for buying.
If you want to know more feel free to ask, good luck!
Oh and check this out, this is one of my favorite kiteboarders. It's Ruben Lenten and it's filmed partly at my homespot...