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Tsunami Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rods

Tsunami Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rods

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Spinning9'3''2Extra-Heavy20lb/40lb3 - 5oz$179.99 USD
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Spinning10'2Extra-Heavy20lb/40lb3 - 6oz$199.99 USD
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Spinning11'2Heavy20lb/40lb1 1/2 - 4 1/2oz$199.99 USD
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Spinning11'4''2Extra-Heavy20lb/50lb4 - 8ozReg Price $229.99Our Price $189.99
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Spinning8'82Medium12-20lb1/2-2oz$174.99 USD
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Spinning9'62Medium15-30lb3/4-3oz$154.99 USD
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Spinning10'62Medium Heavy12-20lb1-3 1/2oz$189.99 USD
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Spinning11'2Medium--$229.99 USD
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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)

A $7.00 oversize packaging charge may apply to these items as they ship in a long heavy duty tube to protect your items. This fee will still apply when discount shipping coupons are used.
5 Stars based on 36 reviews
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
9 Questions & 10 Answers
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
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

from west hartford ct asked:
January 3, 2017
would a vs 200 be a good fit on the 9'3" rod?
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
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.
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
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
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?
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
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.
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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