I create wider and thicker boards for increased stability and buoyancy, without compromising significant speed and maneuverability. I also add in plenty of nose kick to prevent pearling. The end result is an optimal performance SUP, that people of any skill level or stature can ably ride!
My SUP's dimensions allow it to dupe as surfboard/longboard fantastically, making for a fun surfing experience where you'll stand up everytime.
I also have a selection of sizes smaller and larger than this 10'-6" to accommodate variant skill and size.