a 44 is too big for any one. but really size doesnt matter when it comes to wakeskating. a good size for pretty much everyone is 41in. just to tell you, you are going to want to wear shoes later on. good boards to start out on are k41 and cassette flat 41. but all flats are pretty much the same price and about the same. have fun with wakeskating.
im 6ft and 185 lbs too. I have a 41 integrity and it works great for me and I completely reccomend it. you may think foam sounds like a good idea, but trust me--foam sucks. you need more support by wearing shoes, and grip tape is essential to having good control over your board.