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Well, the rule o'thumb for height is that the board should be between chin and nose in height. For weight, there's usually a table with the board that correlates weight to board length. If you're buying a women's board, it should be pretty good. The rule of thumb for stance width is equal to shoulder width. You'll get funny looks if you walk up to your gf and start measuring her though. But if the board that the weight table recommends puts your gf's stance on the outermost boltholes, you should probably go up a board size or two.
You can't go wrong with any of the womens' Never Summer boards, although they're a bit pricey. You haven't specified a $$ range. I bet the NS website will have tables showing the recommended weight/length.
Failing that, there are a lot of existing threads in the 'boards' category on the same subject. Browse through them to get an idea of what boards are normally recommended.
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