Yeah, you should get a wide board (~160 cm). Since you are a beginner, you can pick up an entry level from just about any company out there (except Lamar or LTD). Just off the top of my head, you might want to get something like a K2 Anagram or last year's Burton King. You can pick these up right now at pretty reasonable prices ~$200.00. When you progress more, you can get something more dialed to your liking (park or freeride). Hope this helps.