I think that you should go to a shop and try on many pairs of boots until you find the best fit and buy those.
Then you should look for a used board in wide size, not very expensive that is the right length based on maker's website, ideally one that has bindings that fit your new boots, or get some used bindings. When you find a used board ask here for advice if they are a good choice.
Then after one season you will have learned some and you can get your friends in the US to buy you a new board this spring at good discount and send it to you. Sell the first board or keep it for start and end of season so you don't damage your new board running over rocks and stuff.
Boots are the most important, there's no perfect board to start, you just need something pretty good, and you'll almost surely switch it after a year anyways as you learn and develop your riding style.
Last edited by Lamps; 12-18-2012 at 07:51 AM.