No point starting with a new board at full retail price. Check the second-hand market. Some SUP riders buy boards too small for them and sell it to buy a bigger one. Some teenagers outgrow there SUPs. So there are quite a few out there. One place to buy boards in Australia is Seabreeze.com.au Here is a link to the site and a search of NSW with the boards listed from short to long. bit.ly/1eoudNG To find more info on these boards go to the brand's website. Here are some of them: Naish naishsurfing.com/hokua-series Star Board star-board-sup.com PSH paddlesurfhawaii.com/../8-6-wide-ripper Laguna Bay noosasurfworks.com.au/boards/laguna-bay-stand-paddle Let us know if you know of other makers that make suitable boards.