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Tsunami Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rods

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Spinning9'3''2Extra-Heavy20lb/40lb3 - 5oz$159.99 USD
Spinning10'2Extra-Heavy20lb/40lb3 - 6oz$179.99 USD
Spinning11'2Heavy20lb/40lb1 1/2 - 4 1/2oz$199.99 USD
Spinning12'2XX-Heavy30lb/65lb6 - 12oz$229.00 USD
Spinning11'4''2Extra-Heavy20lb/50lb4 - 8oz$189.99 USD
Spinning8'82Medium12-20lb1/2-2oz$159.99 USD
Spinning9'62Medium15-30lb3/4-3oz$154.99 USD
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Spinning10'62Medium Heavy12-20lb1-3 1/2oz$178.99 USD
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Spinning11'2Medium--$189.99 USD
Surfcasting is usually a distance game with longer casts often required to reach prime territory. The Tsunami Elite Series surf rod selection has been designed to achieve maximum distance performance with the least amount of physical effort ! Each model has been tailored to specific lure/sinker and line ratings to allow for long hours of use without the fatigue often associated with other rods. Extra Long thick walled ferrules on the 70/ 30 split 2 piece models ensure one piece rod performance and strength while allowing for the portability of 2 piece 50/ 50 style surf rods.

Airwave Elite Surf Rods Feature:
  • High density, high fiber blank construction offers , light weight, increased sensitivity and faster shock recovery
  • Fuji reel seats and Fuji Concept K series braided line ready guides
  • Light durable diamond textured shrink vinyl grips
  • Models TSAWESS882M, TSAWESS962M , TSAWESS1062M , TSAWESS1102H are 70/30 split ferrule rods
  • Models TSAWESS932XH, TSAWESS1002XH, TSAWESS1142XH are 50/50 split ferrule rods

Download More info on F3 Tsunami Friction Fit FerruleView complete details on F3 Tsunami Friction Fit Ferrule (pdf, 46KB)
5 Stars based on 46 reviews
By Jessie
July 17, 2018
best rod brand out there for the price
They are literally manufactured around the corner from where i live ( less than 5 miles) in Mahwah NJ and are truly fantastic. I would recommend this company to anyone, plain and simple. This is my current pole from bottom fishing to Mahi Mahi and even smaller sharks. I even caught a 300+lb shark on my tsunami reel rated for 40 lb and my tsunami pole rated for 80-100 pound line in a chum slick 10 ft from the boat and wrenched him in. My father went out and bought a $300 custom rod years back for it's lightness and sensitivity, but when i handed him my rod to hold so i could get a sandwich, he he wouldn't give it back and went out and bought one of these. The thing is so sensitive you can literally feel the types of ocean floor terrain you are on, and distinguish bites from that, and also it is light as a feather.
ProsWell worth the money. Very sensitive. Light as a feather. Strong poles. Very good looking.
ConsAbsolutely none. Best rod i have ever used, and i have used a lot!
By Rymon
July 15, 2018
Tsunami airwave elite tsawess-962m
The rod is extremely light but has great power.
By Arthur Walton
Wilkes Barre, PA
May 12, 2018
Great surf rod.
One of the better surf rods I have used. Light, responsive and a great bucktail and ligh5 lure rod.
ProsLightweight, and well designed.
By K reyes
Bronx nyc
April 29, 2018
Mr K
Excellent fishing rod. VR 150 great combination
By Bubba677
March 5, 2018
Airwave elite 1142xh monster
This rod handles 4-6oz lures with ease ,buck tails-savage-gags jigging lures are nothing to throw with it .also 7-9oz PlugLab,bob Davies,strike pro popper fly with 40lb braids on a Shimano ultegra 14000 reel.i also found it very easy to walk the dog on the large plugs and it works the 5" tsunami poppers very well.i am fishing the cape cod canal with strong currents and this will be my daily rod along with a Shimano tiraljo rigged with 60lb braid on a Shimano saragosa 8000 .
ProsStrong loading rod with the extra backbone to get big lures out in the canal and still sensitive to feel the popper
By G.R.D.
Old Saybrook CT
January 4, 2018
Best rod for the money!
I own two of these rods, the 10'6" MH and the 8'8" M. Both are excellent rods! The 10'6" in particular is a great surf rod! I used it for the majority of the 2017 season and caught stripers from schoolies to the mid 30# class on it and the rod handled every fish like a dream. I used it at the Cape Cod Canal to catch many fish between 20# and 35# and I was able to turn the fish in that current no problem. Excellent plugging rod, sweet spot for the 10'6" is probably 1.5oz to 3 although it can throw lighter minnow plugs pretty well, and can throw a jig into the 4oz range with relative ease. The 70/30 split makes it feel like a one piece rod. Lots of backbone. Solid buttcap, you could certainly use the rod as a wading staff in the rocks. Great rod for the money, and good warranty, not that you'll need it.
ProsGood backbone. Soft tip that throws light plugs well without sacrificing power. Solid buttcap. Excelent all around surf rod.
December 1, 2017
Light Rod
Light and Strong rod. Casts well and price is good.
Proslight and strong back bone.
Consone piece would be nice.
By Donnie
, Goldsboro nc
November 8, 2017
Great rod . Much nicer than original air waves surf
Really like these rods. Had 3 of the original air waves and they were good rods too but bad luck w last one. Made it in a hurry I guess . Tsunami is a great company
ProsGood company and will fix any problem
ConsAir waves original surf rods aren't as strong as they used to be
By rick swain
cape may nj
October 18, 2017
exceeded my expectations
have caught plenty 20-30 lb bass and 15-20lb blues using mag darters tsunami poppers and metal. seems to handle all of my favorite lures. highly recommend it . lightweight so i can throw for hours.
By Chad
Portland, ME
October 13, 2017
So far so good
Great value and so far I like the rod. Not my first Tsunami. Always been happy with them. Take some abuse and they keep on fishing!
ProsGreat value
By Jeremy Spaulding
North Walpole New Hampshire
August 28, 2017
Awesome rod
Added 30 to 35 yards to my cast putting them out there close to 95 to 110 yards great casting rod for distance
ProsSuper quality great casting high end with a low to mid price
ConsI have zero complaints about this rod awesome
By Jeremy
North Walpole New Hampshire
August 25, 2017
Tsunami airwave elite
Tsunami airwave elite this 11 foot rod is totally awesome added 35 to 40 yards on my cast putting me out close to 95 to 110 yards
Pros Long casting , Super llite, Small diameter
Cons The split is 70/30 makes it tough transporting
By Francis Kaczmarek
August 18, 2017
Great surf rod.
A nice light, responsive rod. Feels a bit stiff at first, but when loaded with a lure or bait it casts very well. Has enough backbone to to land 15lb+ ornery bluefish in a strong surf. A thinner than typical handle, but not an issue for me. I have no doubt it will handle heavy stripers in the surf.
ProsLight weight, casts very well. 70/30 split a nice compromise of performance of a one piece rod and portability.
By Phil C.
Brooklyn, New York
August 11, 2017
Pure Awesomeness!
If you're looking for 11 foot surf rod that can get the job without breaking the bank, this is an awesome blank. It far exceeds my expectations, I have this rod paired with a Van Staal VR 150. Light weight blank, handles Bluefish and Striped Bass with no problems at all. I used it with plugs and bait fish, and haven't had any issues. Love the 70/30 split which allows it to responded more like a one piece blank. Excellent value at this price point.
ProsWorks with plugs and natural bait, excellent value at this price point, casts extremely well.
By Peng
North Bellmore, NY
August 9, 2017
Great Rod
I bought this rob last year. I used it to catch several striped bass, blue fish, even shark. It is good enough. The only thing is the paint around last rod ring is broken.
By Michael
Westfield, NJ
June 26, 2017
Great Buy
I bought this as an entry level surf rod, far surpassed my expectations.
ProsLight enough to throw small bucktails Strong enough to throw heavier plugs
By Jim
Ocean City
April 25, 2017
Great Rod for the Price
I use this for soaking bait and it is well constructed and can handle a good amount of lead.
By Junior
Brooklyn, NY
March 15, 2017
Best Surf Rod
Great for beach and rock fishing .
Prosthis rod is light for surf fishing , very strong .
By Carlos ortiz
New rochelle ny
March 8, 2017
Very nice lite rod rod plugs
By Tony
October 5, 2016
Out standing fishing rod
Won't have any problems with this rod bringing in the big ones, caught a few stripers both over 30 lbs. I have 2 of the rods plus a 10' 2" tsunami great rods!!! Thanks
ProsJust a great rod for the money
By Tony
August 10, 2016
Great fishing rod
Loaded my tsunami airwave 10002 XH elite with penn Squall Star15 what great match cast at least 100 yards. This rod has a honey weight 3.Oz you want a. Rod that can cast to the big ones and has the back bone to haul them in,this is it. Tight lines !!!!!!.
By Joe
East Rockaway Nassau
May 6, 2016
Joe April 29 2016
I have used 88 Elite Airwave Great Casting Distance With Lead Head And Poppers As Well Soft Plastics At The Bay Great Action Rod Yes" I Recommend this Rod
ProsWorth The Money
By Alex
Pozzuoli, Italy
May 1, 2016
I use this as a heavier inlet rod for big jigs, rigged eels and chunks. I wouldn't recommend it for eels, its a broomstick for the most part. Sweet spot is just under 4oz and it has a good backbone.
By Chris
long island
April 22, 2016
Cant be beat for the price and purpose
if your looking for the perfect rod for buck tails and some light soft plastics and hard plastics than this is THE rod, especially at $170. there really isn't a lot of options out there for a rod this length with these ratings, and tsunami crushed it with this rod. its incredibly lightweight and has a 70/30 split making it super easy to transport.
Proseverything about the rod
By james
arverne, NY
February 10, 2016
Rod has 70/30 split,is very light, has a nice feel to it. I'm looking forward to fishing it in the bay and surf,,matches well with my Cabo 40 VS150,
By Brian W
Queens, NY
December 23, 2015
Long and soft
Used it only once since purchase, rod feels long and soft, cast very well. Rod received has minor imperfection at a spot with the final coating.
By Db
new york, NY
July 21, 2015
string back bone
I ve been using for 2 seasin already. it has lot is back bone and tension. guide is tangle free k guide. details are good too.. best fir th money
By Fred
Webster, FL
June 1, 2015
Need to About Ferrule
Uses a friction fit ferrule It will appear to fall short of what looks like a perfect fit of bottom section wrap and bottom wrap top section. DO NOT TRY TO SAND TO FIT BETTER!! It was designed that way. You or I are not going to live long enough to ever see it eventually bottom out. Connected it to a Diawa Saltiga Surf 6000 (19-20 oz.) Very light setup. New to surf rods and I will get better but amazed at casting distance with practice plug. I think you will enjoy. Talked to distributer and they will be adding a tag to explain ferrule. Tackle Direct has PDF but I couldn't download it
Prosreasonable price, light and comfortable. Good looking rod
Consneeds info attached to rod about ferrule or at least the PDF download included in shipping package
By udon
, Providence, RI
May 20, 2015
Good rod for the money
A little overpriced but overall its a great rod. I would'n throw anything over 2oz for the 9'6 cuz it starts to feel soft when you put a lot of power into your cast. the 10'6 can handle everything up to 2 3/8oz but I would'nt go any heavier. Comparable to the Mojo Surf but a little lighter.
By Margaret
Poughkeepsie, NY
April 18, 2015
Very happy
I am very happy with the Airwave Elite. It's very light and sturdy. I highly recommend it.
By J
April 9, 2015
Great Rod
Great for chunking, can toss bait and weight with ease and also throw nice heavier set lures and poppers. K guides are nice, SiC guides are super smooth. Not too heavy and can handle a little under 3oz. You absolutely cant beat the price for what your getting on this rod.
ProsValue, K Frames, SiC Guides, Range of Coverage on lures/weights, action is right where is says is it but can handle a better range than advertised but deff has a 3.5 oz sweet spot
By David
Brooklyn, NY
April 3, 2015
Great Rod, Great Price
bought this rod for my wife, matched it up with a Penn SSV 6000, I really like the rod, Got it on sale with the bonus Tsunami flat nose metal lip lure. Nice backbone, great Rod for the money.
By Alex
Solomons, Maryland
April 2, 2015
It's alright.
I think this is an OK rod for the money, but I think the St. Croix Mojo is a way better option. It's rated for up to 3 1/2 lures, I wouldn't go above 2 1/2. It feels unsteady with anything above that.
By Rafal
, New York
March 26, 2015
Banger rod, just outstanding performance. For a factory rod it is a must to have, throw it to your car and enjoy that flexibility!
By Db
new york, NY
March 14, 2015
bait casting
Powerful surf rod. Always works very comfortable. . k guide really works without tangle especially price is good
ProsK guide
By Db
January 22, 2015
very good heavy rod
I matched this rod with Shimano bait runner 6000D for surf / jetty bait fishing. I love new Fuji K guide, which help to prevent the line tangles on the guide. also, the rod has very reliable power and back bone.. highly recommend.. I'm jealous about current sale price, I paid lot more before..
Prosstrong back bone..
ConsReel seat is little too big for 6000 series reel..
By Leon
Tonsupa, Ecuador
January 13, 2015
Tsunami Surf Spinning Rod
A great rod at a great price.
By Leon
Tonsupa, Ecuador
January 13, 2015
Tsunami Elite Surf Rod
Great rod, especially for the sale price!!
By Pawel
Huntley, Illinois
January 5, 2015
quality components
New Fuji K guides with Alconite inserts, Fuji reel seat - this is a quality product. 1002XH model breakes into two pieces of equal lenght, other models are a-symetrical with the butt section being much shorter than tip section
By Lucio Benavidez
Chicago Illinois
September 20, 2014
Great rod
Very nice light rod for its size. Great for longer casts in the surf!
By Mahmoud
Khobar, Eastern Province
May 18, 2014
Tsunami TSAWESS-1142XH Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod
I have a Tsunami TSAWESS-1142XH Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod and I'm using it 3 to 4 times a week. It is really a great rod comparing with the competitors with this price tag.
ProsGood quality with excellent price
By Chris
Milton, NY
April 3, 2014
surf rod
very well handling, made very well for the money. bought this as a car rod that would be banged around a little. the outside feels a little weird but looks different.
By Mohammed Fareed
Khobar, Eastern Province
March 28, 2014
It is extremely light & strong rod
Tsunami Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rods are extremely light in weight yet incredibly strong. I don't have to pay five hundred dollars for a quality surf rod, the Tsunami Airwave Elite Surf Rods are proof of that.
By jimmy
, Breezy Point NY
January 26, 2014
9"3 Airwave Elite XH by TSUNAMI 2-piece
i've only had the rod a month but managed to throw some 2oz bucktail , 2oz diamond jig, 1 oz 007, and a plug. Rod casted well with my quantum cabo 40, 14 lb braid and my van stall vs 160 20lb braid . No fish caught yet, got out 3-4 times in breezy point and rockaway beach ny. Local tackle shop wanted $199 for the stick, got it for $129 at Tackle Direct.for my birthday. I need the two piece because i live in a co-op apartment ,and this is the best designed two piece I've owned.
ProsLight Strong Durable 2-pc
Consonly have the rod one month no fish caught yet
By Ravenus
Rockville, Maryland
December 28, 2013
Very Nice Rod
I own a TSAWESS-1142XH airwave elite surf rod and I am very happy with it. It casts well, I can reach almost 150 yards with a 40 lb braid. It is very strong to use with 4oz weight and still very sensible to feel the smallest fish on the hook.It has a good painting. A little heavier than regular airwave 12'. But it is strong enough to catch a 45 lbs skate.
ProsGood Tip Action, Nice stick, strong, long cast
By hoon
silver spring MD
October 24, 2013
great shipping
too fast ship haha
22 Questions & 23 Answers
Andrés Jimenez
from Long Island, N.Y. asked:
July 22, 2018
Which one of this series would you recommend, I am deciding between the lamiglas insane 10 ft mh or one of these rods. I will be using it for bunker chunking as well as plugs and other similar techniques. I will be fishing for blues and strippers in Montauk. So pls advise me I. Which one in this series to buy or if the lami is better.
1 Answers
The 10ft mh insane surf from Lamiglas would be your best all around rod, a good blend of power and fell for shunking as well as throwing plugs.
on July 23, 2018

from Brooklyn, NY asked:
March 5, 2018
How much does 11‚€™4‚€ rod weigh?
1 Answers
Hello Marlin, this rod weighs 1 pound even.
on March 5, 2018

Nick Brigs
from Gloucester, Ma asked:
February 28, 2018
The 9.3 M. How much does it weigh?
1 Answers
This rod weighs 15.2 oz's
on March 1, 2018

from NJ asked:
February 21, 2018
Is the 11'4 a 50 50 split or 70 30 and would it be good for chunking bait
1 Answers
Hello Sal, It looks more like a 60/40 split but it would be a great rod for chunking.
on February 22, 2018

from New Hampshire asked:
January 6, 2018
Was looking to pair a 9‚€™3‚€ with a tsunami shield reel what would the appropriate size
1 Answers
The 4000 shield would pair up nice with the 9'3 airwave elite surf.
on January 8, 2018

from Mass asked:
May 18, 2017
What is the weight of TSAWESS-1062 MH ? Which one is better between star rod SG1530S11 and TSAWESS-1062 MH ? Thanks
1 Answers
The TSAWESS-1062 MH weighs in at 1 pound 7.2 oz's and both those rods are equally as good depends on what your using it for and personal preference
on May 19, 2017

bob benson
from lynn ma asked:
June 21, 2018
I would like to match my shimano 6000 sperhos with the tsunami 8 8 ,would that be a good fit. Also when the rod is split how long is the longest section. bob
1 Answers
This reel may be a little big for an 8'8 rod, I would recommend using a 5000 size reel. The rod should also be a 50/50 rod split.
on July 5, 2018

from brooklyn, New York asked:
April 9, 2018
can i use either the 8‚€™8 rod lr the 9‚€™6 rod off a boat
1 Answers
The 8' model would be the better model out of the two fishing from a boat.
on April 10, 2018

from NJ asked:
February 22, 2018
How many guides does the 11'4 have and does the bottom half of the rod have a guide or just top have
1 Answers
The top half of the rod has 7 guides including tip and the bottom half of the rod doesn't have any guides.
on February 22, 2018

from boston asked:
February 21, 2018
What is the major difference between Tsunami aw and tsunami aw elite looking for rod 8-9 ft
1 Answers
The Tsunami Airwave Elite rods have upgraded guides and components than the standard Tsunami Airwave rods.
on February 22, 2018

from Costa Mesa, California asked:
December 20, 2017
What is the product warranty on Tsunami Airwave Elite Surf Spinning rods? How's the company's customer service in honoring their product warranty?
1 Answers
This rod has a 1 year warranty. Their customer service team is great. I would also highly recommend this rod for surf casting.
on December 21, 2017

Malick Laifa
from London. U.K asked:
December 8, 2017
Hi what's the length and the weights of the 1002 XH and what reels you would suggest please. Thank you.
1 Answers
The length is 10' and it's a 70/30 split. The weight of the rod is 16.8 oz.
on December 9, 2017

Saad Jan
from Brooklyn asked:
November 19, 2017
Can I natch the airwave elite Xtra heavy 1002-xh with penn slammer iii 6500?? Will that be a good combination??.
1 Answers
The Tsunami TSAWESS-1002XH Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod and the Penn SLAIII6500 Slammer III Spinning Reel would be a good combo for your surf fishing needs.
on November 22, 2017

Nathan T Spencer
from DE asked:
September 15, 2017
How much does the 9'3" xh rod weigh?
1 Answers
The 9'3'' xh rod weighs 15.2 oz.
on September 20, 2017

from west hartford ct asked:
January 3, 2017
would a vs 200 be a good fit on the 9'3" rod?
1 Answers
Depending on the weight of the rod the VS200 would make most 9'3'' rods unbalanced. A VS150 would be a better fit.
on January 3, 2017

from Israel asked:
November 12, 2015
What is the weight of the 9'6 and 8'8 models Thanks
1 Answers
The 9'6" model is 10.4 ounces. I am still looking for the 8'8" to weigh, but it should be mid to high 9 ounce range.
on November 12, 2015

from NY asked:
September 1, 2015
any suggestions on what reel to pair the 9'6 rod with? looking for a lightweight reel that can withstand the surf and salt. I need a lightweight reel so I can jig all day long without getting tired.
1 Answers
I would check out the Shimano Stradic CI4 Plus Spinning Reel it is light weight (weighs under 10 ounces). But, for salt water with no budget the best choice is a Van Staal for they are resistant to salt water, have life time warranties, and are light weight on a surf rod. They are ideal for surf fishing.
on September 3, 2015

Rj carl
from Nj asked:
May 4, 2015
One of the smaller guides plastic inserts came out today, can it be reset with glue, if so what type do I need to use, the rod is 2 years old , is it still under guarantee. Get back to me at
1 Answers
RJ, We don not recommend gluing it back into place, Please give Tsunami a call for a warranty repair. Their number is 1-800-688-3487.
on May 4, 2015

from Sugarland, Texas asked:
March 22, 2015
Hi I was wandering how much these two way before I make a purchase. 1.) Tsunami TSAWESS-1102H 2.) Tsunami TSAWESS-1062MH
1 Answers
Hello Pearce. The 1102H weighs 12 ounces and the 1062MH comes in at 10.4 ounces. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
on March 23, 2015

from Canada asked:
March 17, 2015
Are these rods a 50/50 split two pieces or?
1 Answers
Rosen, not every rod in this line is a fifty fifty split, for example the 9'3" has a longer tip portion than handle portion.
on March 18, 2015

from Ottawa Canada asked:
November 15, 2014
I would like to know the rod weight of the 10.5 and the 11 footer. Greatly appreciated! Pat
1 Answers
The 11' weighs 14.2 ounces. The 10'6" weighs 13.6 ounces.
Customer Service
on November 18, 2014

from Seaford, NY asked:
April 7, 2014
I've heard horror stories of the airwave series blowing up on casts. I was wondering if these were true, anyone have good or bad experiences with these rods? I'm looking to get a 9ft rod in this price range.
2 Answers
Haven't heard that. We have seen these rods being very popular and handling very well for all types of fishing.
Customer Service
on April 11, 2014
It doesn't blow up on casts like the regular airwave. This rod is much better quality and is a great plugging rod. Not so much a chunking rod unless you're using the H or XH rods. Hope this helps.
on May 20, 2015
from Providence, RI


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