This reminds me of a discussion we had in the Kiteboarding subreddit
And while I'm sure everyone here is well intentioned, we should be aware that freely giving advice like how to connect lines without some more background is akin to showing someone how to load a gun without knowing whether the person has any training to handle firearms. Or, if that's too hyperbolic for you: like giving someone the keys to a car without knowing whether they're licensed.
I'm not trying to be a spoilsport or supreme arbiter of kiteboarding morality. I'm just trying to suggest that these are opportunities to engage and ask some questions, see if the person is on the right track, and possibly steer them away from making a poor decision. To wit:
NathanRe, congrats on your purchase! Have you flown a trainer or taken lessons? If not, it's probably not a good idea to put a full-sized kite in the air for your first time--even in light winds. It's super-easy to ruin the kite or yourself.
I just peeked at your profile, and I have to admit; I'm a bit confused. The spots you list: Pismo Beach and Morro, from what I can tell, aren't anywhere nearly as windy as further north. But then, the kite you list in your equipment is a 7.5m, with a regular-sized board. This strikes me as a really weird kit for a newbie pretty much anywhere. So, I've got to ask: What's the deal? Are you a jockey-sized dude getting into kiting? Or are you enormous and planning on using this kite as some sort of trainer?
At any rate, conditions suitable for a 7.5m kite aren't really conducive to learning. I'm really curious as to what motivated these choices and what your plan is. I'm happy to help any way I can.