You'll be able to use it for kiting just fine
Sure you can hammer in a nail with a screwdriver, but it is not the right tool for the job (if you want more lame metaphors? I have tons I tell you. TONS!!).
Sure you'll be able to get pulled around on just about anything. The board you need to get to started surfing will be like riding a boat with a kite. Not great for development of skills IMO. Even if you learn something at least minimize the impact of the variables that hinder development.