Go with a 4/3. Its the most versatile suit out there. Also get a detachable hood and 5 ml booties and 3 to 5 ml gloves. Always better to be too warm than cold. Also if you start traveling to Cali or New England you'll need a wetsuit. The Xcel suits are great. My 3/2 will get me down to 55 water then its hooded 4/3 time. Last season the coldest I surfed in VB was 38 water and air with snow on the beach. Awesome. Best surf is in the winter.
Brah try O'neill wetsuites, I'm a short square guy as is one of my homies and they fit us both well.
Thanks- I'm probably going to have to try a bunch of different ones. I have short legs (26-27" inseam) Long Torso and very nice spare tire & gut. 5'8" @ 185-200 depending on how well I'm eating and how stressful work is.
check out wetsuit warehouse online, they have fitment charts that will help make your decision easier. I have several wetsuits from different manufacturers, and they are all different sizes. You will be looking for either an XLS or LS, depending on the manufacturer.