Need help with the size of the board!

i got a friend who just start surfing and want to get used board, i don’t know what height, width and the thickness of the board should he try to find. he weight 195 lbs. and 5’5" on heights. and he is look for a longboard. thanks for helping patrick

Hay Pat, try and find your friend a good 10 footer, around 3+ inches thick. I soft top if you can find one. I think all beginers should surf soft tops for the first year or so. It is better for them and better for us. For them it does not hurt as bad when it hit you. For us it does not hurt as bad when it hits you.