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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 54 reviews
By Tim
Long Island, NY
November 8, 2018
Light rod with nice action
I spent a lot of time looking for just the right rod. I came upon this rod from reviews on youtude. I was looking at this and a couple other brands. I finally saw this rod at a local fishing expo. At first I thought it was going to be too delicate. As it goes, I chose the Tsunami Airwave Elite 9'6 rod. I paired this rod with the Penn Slammer III 6500 reel. My first use of the rod was casting a 2oz diamond jig. I was very happy with the rod from the very first cast. Felt effortless. Fished for about an hour until the jig got snagged in a muscle bed. Walked back and forth pulling trying to get it unsnagged until I gave up and cut the line.
ProsVery light nice action effortless to cast reasonably priced
Consnone yet
By Long Island fisherman
Long Island
November 4, 2018
Airwaves Elite882m
Bought this rod for fishing false albacore on Long Island.great rod for the speedy fish.rod is very light with good power for such a small diameter rod making it great when many casts are sometimes needed between nights.Rodrated to two ounces but able to cast 2 3/8 ounce super strike.great rod for medium size fish .would recommend
ProsLight weight good power
ConsHandle diameter thin but not a big problem after using it .could always put on a layer of cork tape
By Dick D
Rhode Island
October 10, 2018
Tsunami 9'6" Elite
Recently purchased this rod and have no regrets. Long casts and great fish handling ability . . . love the distance I'm casting SS poppers into the surf.
ProsLight and flexible.
By John O?Shaughnessy
Holbrook NY
October 4, 2018
Great Rod
This rod is outstanding if you are looking for a lighter rod that you can cast all day without fatigue and not compromise casting distance. Perfect for lighter lure surf fishing where a little extra distance is needed. I’ve used several times in windy situations to reach busting Albies that were a bit out of range for my 7’0 rod. Had no trouble casting a 7/8 oz epoxy jig a long way to reach them. Great backbone that handled the Albies with ease. Highly recommended.
ProsPerformance Price Comfort
By Dennis
September 26, 2018
Rod that never died
I love this rod a million times perfect rod
By Ron Fletcher
September 13, 2018
1142XH. Wow !!!!!
After the 1102m came the 962m then 1202xxh and now I just had to have another. 1142XH. I've got it all covers. Thanks Tackle Direct !!!!!!
ProsTo many to list
By Marlon
Brooklyn, NY
September 13, 2018
John Skinner Fishing recommended this rod for fishing the cape cod canal so, I purchased this as a back up to my St. Croix mojo 11’ MH rod. This rod is sturdy but light enough to feel the lightest of bites. I paired this with a penn clash 5000 and it balances well. I can cast pretty far and fish all day with this combo. That’s being said, I plan to upgrade the reel to the new Penn Spinfisher VI 6500 BLS. The customer service at tackle direct is top notch and shipping is really fast.
By Ron Fletcher
August 28, 2018
The perfect 12' bait rod Tsunami 1202XXH
I have the 962M and the 1102M so I had to try the 1202 XXH ! I needed a 6 to 10 ounce chunker I thought 8 to 16 might be a bit much ! I took it to the lake same day I received it ! I used 6-8-10 ounce sinkers. 6 was a little light but very doable !! 8 was excellent!! 10 was OMG !!!!! This rod is perfect for 8 to 10 !!! I mean great distance, guessing 140+ yards more than I was expecting ! Loads smoothly and recovers very very fast. I own St Croix Legend 3/4-4 Mojo 2-6 GSB Lami 2-5 and I find myself almost Heart broke that I spent the money on those high end rods. Tsunami all you need !!!!!! I put my Saltiga 7000H Dog Fight on 1202XXH and that's where it's staying !! Sure Wave Elite. All 3 !!!!!!!
ProsPriced for the working man, built for the retired everyday surf caster. Not worried about scuffing them up I won't have to save for 5 months to replace one. If ever needed. 70/30 split on all 3 models. Thanx for a great product Tsunami that's affordable!!!
Cons1102m and 962m need thicker grips from factory. Easy mod. Other than that. ZERO cons
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.
29 Questions & 30 Answers
John Bozzella
from Mitchell, South Dakota asked:
October 28, 2018
Dear Tackle Direct, Tsunami Aiwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod, ( 1102M ) is medium power but what is the action of this rod ? Fast, Moderate, or both ?? Thank You Much, John Bozzella.
1 Answers
This rod has a fast action.
on October 29, 2018

Andres jimenez
from long island,NY asked:
July 23, 2018
I received the answer from tackle direct for my previous question of whether to buy the lamiglas insane serf series 10' MH or one of these rods. They advised me to get the lamiglas but, I have heard rumors of the warranty being trash on a lamiglases part, while tsunami has the excellent warranty. So if I do buy the lamiglas will tackle Direct replace it or will I have to go through lamiglas? Also if I happen to break the lamiglas after one year and it is because of the rods defect will I still be able to replace it?
1 Answers
Our return is a 30 day un-used policy. Any broken rod within that one year warranty would need to be covered by the manufacture. Lamiglas and Tsunami equally have great warranties.
on July 25, 2018

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

from Nj asked:
November 3, 2018
Would the Van Staal vr 50 be a good match for this rod(9,6) model?
1 Answers
The VR50 works best with 7-8' rods. It is used commonly on lighter 9' set-ups. It can work, but the 150 size is more ideal.
on November 7, 2018

from coatesville Pa asked:
September 28, 2018
I'm looking for a good all round rod for surf fishing the DE. Surf, bait being used is bunker mullet and clams. what would you recommend to go along with a Penn Spin fisher V 6500
1 Answers
The Penn Spinfisher V 6500 would be a perfect reel for that application. The 9' 3" or the 10" rod would pair with the reel great.
on October 3, 2018

hoang ho
from Virginia asked:
September 6, 2018
hello, will Okuma TXA 60 trio be compatible with this rod? or what would be your recommendation? thank you
1 Answers
Yes, that will match up well.
on September 21, 2018

from Exton, Pa asked:
August 5, 2018
Are the line ratings on the Tsunami Elite rod for mono or braid? Thx!!
1 Answers
The ratings are mono.
on August 7, 2018

Andres jimenez
from cold spring harbor, N.Y. asked:
July 25, 2018
some of the rods are for small jigs, plugs, poppers, and other light techniques, but which spinning rod not counting the 12ft, is sufficient to cast a bunker head and maybe 3oz.
1 Answers
TSAWESS-962M casts up to 3oz. Its a 9'6 2 piece rod. Here's a link to check it out:
on July 25, 2018

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.
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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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