Thank you so much for the replies. I'm grateful for the warm welcome. Let me answer Chilese' questions.
No, I have a very short time on my buddies kite and, at this time, I believe crashing is my best trick!!!
The trade winds can blow quite strongly off the ocean here, but, right now there is just a gentle breeze blowing.
For pull, well, I don't want to be dragged around the beach. I guess a "medium" towards "strong" pull would work. I'm fairly big, 6'1" 220#
I think I'm leaning toward noisy.
No, on the 4 line foil.
These are the only 2 guys I've met here with kites.
I have been reading this forum a lot, and realize I might be repeating questions. I thank you in advance for your patience. The wind here is often strong, but, there are calmer days as well. I look forward to more suggestions and advice. I will keep reading everything I can find, as well.