I would stay away from "beginner" boards, you will out grow them quick. I'm the exact same size, and ride a Hyperlite premier 141. At your size a 141 would be as small as you can go, I've tried my brothers 137 and it rode like a log. As a beginner I would suggest a 144-145, the larger surface area will make you more stable in the water. I ride a 141 because of the lower swing weight for spins and inverts. Don't buy cheap crap, stick with the major brands, Hyperlite, Liquid Force, Ronix, Company, or CWB.
As for rope, it depends on where your tow point is, get a good 75-80 foot rope that has removavle sections. A lot depends on what boat you have, I just looked for the sweet spot in the wake (ie: no wash out, highest point) and adjusted my rope from there. I think I'm running 65' off my tower. Be sure it is a non-stretch WB rope and not a ski or tube rope.
There are 2 types of WB bindins (boots) Open toe and closed toe. If you have more then just yourself ridin the board then get open toes, they will cover a range or shoe sizes. If it's just you get closed toes, I switched to them a few years ago, and love the locked in feel.
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