I am 5' 6" and weigh about 135. The funboards I had in mind were pretty thick and wide. I dont know the dimensions off hand. But I was looking around the 6' 10" to 7' area. I definitely dont want a foamie or a longboard right now. I have a 6' 4" Natural Art, which I am selling right now to put toward a bigger board. I have stood up only a couple of times, which I didnt really go anywhere but backwards back in to the water.
I may just be impatient, but I dont feel like putting $600 + into a long board right now.
Plus, this spring and summer I am going out with a friend of mine (who is more of a mentor) who has been surfing for over 20yrs. He has an extra long board and he is going to basically get me going. He says to think about getting a funboard for when I progress to it. I just want to know what other people have to say, because I dont want to be wasting my money.
Another point I want to make is, I am not completely dumb in the water. I am a good swimmer and although its not like surfing, I have been skateboarding for over 6 years. So I have some balance.