Sup guys, I just wanted some quick advice on surfing. I've been a bodyboarder my whole life and i've finally seen the light- i want to actually stand up. So this is kinda my goal this year.

Would you guys suggest starting on a longer-sponge kinda boards or just jump directly into shortboards? One of my friends taught himself on a shortboard, but I dont know if thats the best way.

Also, I'm 5'11 (6 foot on a good day) so what length board would you suggest (shortboard)?