I wouldn't recommend it. Yes, it would work for a beginner, but it will be softer/weaker/thinner/shorter and probably not look very good for a guy. It's definitely doable if you find an irresistable deal, but I would try to get a men's board if possible.
wrath has ridden some womens boards; women ride mens boards (shayboarder).
OP's stats are more in the range of that of a womens board (no offense, OP)...might open him up to more options?