Tsunami Airwaves Surf Spinning Rods

Tsunami Airwaves Surf Spinning Rods

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TypeLengthPiecesPowerLine WeightLure WeightPrice
Spinning7'2Medium10lb - 20lb1/2oz - 2oz$99.99 USD
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Spinning8'2Medium-Heavy12lb - 20lb5/8oz - 3oz$109.99 USD
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Spinning9'2Medium-Heavy12lb - 25lb1oz - 3 1/4oz$129.99 USD
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Spinning9'2Extra-Heavy20lb - 40lb2oz - 5oz$139.99 USD
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Spinning10'2Medium-Heavy15lb - 30lb2oz - 4oz$154.99 USD
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Spinning10'2Extra-Heavy20lb - 40lb3oz - 6oz$154.99 USD
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Spinning11'2Extra-Heavy20lb - 50lb4oz - 8oz$169.99 USD
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Spinning11'2Heavy20lb - 40lb3oz - 5oz$159.99 USD
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Spinning12'2Heavy20lb - 40lb4oz - 6oz$179.99 USD
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Spinning12'2Extra-Heavy20lb - 50lb4oz - 8oz$189.99 USD
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Surf casting is a distance game and Airwave Surf Spinning rods deliver maximum performance in a strong lightweight design. Whether you choose an 8 foot rod for tossing small lures or a 12 foot model to launch a cut bait over the outer bar, Airwave Surf rods are up to the task. High-pressure production techniques, yield powerful high-fiber density graphite blanks with no excess weight. The result is a more sensitive, and lighter weight, high performance rod built for the toughest surf fishing conditions Every Airwave blank provides fast energy recovery to transmit more power to each cast. That means more distance with less effort. If your arms are tired after a day of fishing with Airwave Surf rods...it just means you caught more fish!

  • Lighter, stronger more powerful
  • High Fiber Density blank Construction
  • Increased Sensitivity
  • Improved Casting Distance
  • Pac Bay Aluminum Oxide Braided Line Friendly Guides
  • Fuji Graphite Reel Seat
  • Lightweight Diamond Textured Vinyl and EVA Grips
  • Fuji Butt Cap
4.5 Stars based on 45 reviews
By Ernie B.
Great Fishing Rod!
July 29, 2022
I've had the chance to use this Fishing Rod several times now and am extremely pleased.
This replaced my ancient Abu Garcia Surf Casting rod that had been my favorite for years.
The best part of my purchase was the price. I think I got more than my money's worth.

Thank you, Tackle Direct for an easy-to-navigate and straightforward website and an Excellent selection!
  • Great Price
  • Great Value
  • Great Product
  • None
By David
Murrells Inlet SC
Tsunami TSAWSS-1202H
May 4, 2022
Great rod.Cast's a mile and has a great backbone.Plus its light.If i ever need another rod i wil definitely look at Tsunami rod's first.
By Jeffrey
Manalapan, NJ
Solid Rod
March 27, 2022
Good grip, nice looking rod, I have 10’ XH. Casts pretty far.
  • Good grip
  • None
By Phong
Lake Worth, FL
Only surf rods I deal with
May 6, 2020
Have 3 of these and had one broken due to closing my trunk on it. These rods are light, cast a mile if you know how and strong. Have caught everything from redfish, bluefish, mackerels, pompanos and even croakers on these. Do yourself a favor and dont go cheap and go with these!
By Shawn
West Yarmouth, MA
cast well and built strong
February 1, 2020
have used the rod for the past four years and it has lasted threw being dropped on the rocks and ever falling and it slammed into the sand. it casts very well and is very duriable when fighting big striped bass in the canal.
  • great casting and has good feel when pared with 30-50lb braid
  • needs a hook hold
By Dave
12 foot heavy airwave
October 1, 2019
Great casting rod however I have broke two of them casting a 3 ounce weight with small bait and 30 lb braid. Pole is definitely over rated. Tsunami has replaced one for free so far.
  • Casts long distance with ease.
  • Way over rated pole.
By Ricardo
Morgantown, PA
TSAWSS-1102H - Excellent Rod for the Price
June 13, 2019
I have paired it with Ultegra 5500. What a beautiful combo. Extremely light. Excellent to fish with bunker. I haven't tried plugging with it yet but it seems promising. For the money, it makes such an excellent beginner / backup rod.
  • Not expensive
  • Light but Strong.
  • None
By Brandon
as advertised
March 24, 2019
would recommend this rod
  • cast up to 5 oz lures
  • none
By Brian
Better than G.Loomis
March 13, 2019
G.Loomis is $600. Tsunami is $140. If I have all the money in the world I'd still pick Tsunami. It's LIGHTER, cheaper, better look, feels great. I fish for Stripbass 10-30 fish and these are best I found
By Greg
Oak Island nc
The best
October 20, 2018
Light rod, strong but sensitive.
  • Light, strong, durable to salt.
  • None at this point
By Roadtrio
12' H 4-6oz
April 20, 2018
Its very light compare to other 12', however it doesnt cast as far, and for $150 rod i expected the guides could be a little bit better, they scratch easily
Cape Cod
Snapped in half.
April 14, 2018
I had this rod in Nantucket and on my first cast, it snapped below the first eye. The rod looked great and felt solid, but that "lighter than air technology" did not hold up. I must have got a lemon so I won't give it 1 star. I emailed Tsunami and they never responded.
  • Looks cool
  • lightweight
  • Got a lemon I guess
  • The companies customer service is non-existent
By Craig
Todd, Pa.
January 5, 2018
Light and strong, a pleasure to fish with. I love it for flounder fishing.
By Donnie
, Goldsboro nc
Always loved these rods. Just got an 8' surf and it broke w 3oz weight on it?
November 7, 2017
Good rods but always bought 9'. Just got an 8' and broke on first cast. Maybe a lemon. Buying a star stellar 8' though
  • 9' surf all good
  • 8'surf/broke first day
Excellent rod ,light weight,I use these rods fishing for strippers and large blue catfish in discharge waters below dam
November 6, 2017
I broke a rod last night will send it back for warranty and order another rod
  • Have purchase more expensive rods !
  • Would recommend this rod to any serious fisherman
30 Questions & 30 Answers
from Kent, Washington asked:
September 30, 2019
Can it fit a penn spinfisher 10500?
1 Answer
That is a relatively heavy and larger reel so we would recommend at least a 11 or 12ft rod to pair up with that (XXH)
Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on October 5, 2019

from Selden ny asked:
December 30, 2018
Are the guides on the 10ft mh surf spinning rod fuji hardalloy. Your website claims they are pacbay but other websites claim they are fuji guides?
1 Answer
They are pacbay guides
Submitted by: Bernie on January 3, 2019

from KY asked:
December 28, 2018
How long is the rear grip on the 8' model?
1 Answer
16 inches
Submitted by: Bernie on January 7, 2019

from San Francisco, California asked:
March 28, 2018
What is the lure weight rating for 12 foot rods? Thanks.
1 Answer
4-6 oz's for the heavy and 4-8 oz's for the extra heavy
Submitted by: Bernie on March 28, 2018

from oklahoma asked:
March 22, 2018
what is the weight of the 12' 4-6oz rod?
1 Answer
The weight of this rod is 1lb
Submitted by: Bernie on March 22, 2018

from Long Island asked:
December 16, 2017
Which reel would you pair with the 10’ MH for blues and stripers off the beach?
1 Answer
I would pair a Shimano Ultegra or maybe a Penn Slammer 3 4500
Submitted by: Bernie on December 18, 2017

from Italy asked:
November 21, 2017
Where are the 7" rods made in?
1 Answer
These rods are made in China.
Submitted by: Bernie on November 22, 2017

from Long island asked:
August 8, 2022
If. I bought the tsunami airwave 11 would the tsunami shield 8000 reel be a good fit mainly using for chunking bunker
1 Answer
Hi Peter, The Tsunami airwave in the 11ft rod with the 8000 Tsunami Shield will be perfect for your application. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with!
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 9, 2022

from NC asked:
June 28, 2022
What size battle and BG reel would you pair with the 12 xh?
1 Answer
Hi Josh, We recommend the Daiwa BG 6500 for the Tsunami Airwave Surf rod in 12ft XH. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with!
Submitted by: Huy - TackleDirect Customer Service on July 4, 2022

from San Antonio Tx asked:
May 2, 2022
Would the Tsunami Airwaves 12" heavy power fast action surf rods  pair well with the Daiwa Saltist MQ  10000 and 14000 reels?
1 Answer
Hi Greg, The Tsunami TSAWSS-1202H Airwaves Surf Spinning Rod would pair well with either a Daiwa Saltist MQ 10000 or 14000 size for surf fishing applications. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on May 4, 2022

Richard Sluiter
from Florida asked:
January 19, 2022
how many eyes/guides does this have?
1 Answer
Hi Richard, Model: TSAWSS-702M has 4 Guide + Tip, Models: TSAWSS-802MH, TSAWSS-902MH, TSAWSS-1002MH, and TSAWSS-1002XH all have 5 Guides + Tip Guide and models: TSAWSS-1102XH, and TSAWSS-1202H both have 6 Guides + Tip Guide. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on January 20, 2022

from Oceanside, CA asked:
August 24, 2021
Which kind of 4000 size spinning reel for the 8ft MH. A light spinning reel made for salt water and good casting distance
1 Answer

A good reel to pair with the Tsunami Airwave 8ft surf rod TSAWSS-802MH would be the Daiwa BG 4000 spinning reel (DAI-2355).  This combo will be able to handle the saltwater and allow you to cast 1-3oz with no problem.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 25, 2021

from Oceanside California asked:
August 2, 2021
What size spinning reel would be recommended for the 8ft to catch Bonito from a pier? What reel would you recommend that’s under $200
1 Answer

I would recommend the Daiwa BG4500 to go with that 8ft Airwave rod.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 3, 2021

Rod Biggs
from Derby, kansas asked:
April 1, 2021
I usually use 65 lb braid with my Penn Battle 3 reel snagging for spoonbill casting 3-5 oz sinkers with #8 treble hooks. My question is which rod would be best the 11 or 12’ heavy or XH ?  I still want to reach out really far without compromising anything. I currently use a 12’ Heavy meat hunter or SlimeCat rod. Which do you recommend  
1 Answer
You will certainly get some extra casting distance with the 12' rod, and if you're going to use 65lb braid I would recommend the Extra Heavy. The 11' extra heavy is still a good option as well, but if you want that extra distance go with the 12. 
Submitted by: William Larkin on April 2, 2021

from surfside, florida asked:
February 11, 2021
Which Penn Spinfisher reels would pair nicely with the 10' MH version of this rod?  Interested in either the Spinfisher VI standard and long-cast versions.  THANKS!
1 Answer
The 6500 size would balance well. As far as which version to get, it really depends on if you want/need the extra casting distance provided with the LC. If that's the case, then I would go with the LC model.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on February 11, 2021

from Conroe, TX asked:
January 10, 2021
what is the weight and split of the Tsunami TSAWW-1202H
1 Answer
The TSAWW-1202H weighs in at 16.0 oz. These rods are a 50/50 split. 
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 11, 2021

Jeremy Leonguerrero
from Oakdale asked:
December 27, 2020
How many oz. is the 11’ X-Heavy rated 
1 Answer
The 11' XH model is rated for 4oz-8oz. 
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on December 28, 2020

Young money
from San Diego asked:
November 24, 2020
When the rod is separated in two pieces, does the lower half have a guide, or are all guides wrapped on the upper half?
1 Answer
These models have the bottom guide wrapped onto the Butt section of these rods, the rest of the guides are on the top half
Submitted by: Alex T on November 27, 2020

from Lompoc, California asked:
January 8, 2020
I just received my Tsunami airwave 9’0 rod and when putting the two pieces together  the top portion does not seat all the way down or does not seem to all the way down to the lower section, is that how it supposed to sit?
1 Answer
Hello Ed, They are designed that way. There will always be some un finished blank showing. 
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on January 8, 2020

steve p
from cumberland ri asked:
July 20, 2018
How much doest the airwave 10ft mh and 10ft xh weigh?
1 Answer
The 10ft MH rod weighs 12.8oz and the 10ft XH weigh's 15.2oz
Submitted by: Rebecca on July 21, 2018

steve p
from cumberland RI asked:
July 20, 2018
how much does the tsunami airwave 10ft mh and 10ft m rod weigh ?
1 Answer
The 10ft MH weighs 12.8oz, there is no medium power rod in the 10' length.
Submitted by: Rebecca on July 21, 2018

from Longport asked:
June 5, 2018
What is the split on the 8' and 9' rofs?
1 Answer
They both split 50/50
Submitted by: Rebecca on June 6, 2018

from Iowa asked:
June 25, 2017
Best Shimano Soccorro SW for the 9' MH rod?
1 Answer
The Shimano Socorro 6000 would pair best with the 9' MH Tsunami rod.
Submitted by: Donald on June 29, 2017

from CA asked:
March 17, 2017
can you tell me how much the 9ft medium heavy tsunami airwave weighs
1 Answer
The Tsunami TSAWSS-902MH Airwaves Surf Spinning Rod weighs 11.8 oz. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Submitted by: Donald on March 18, 2017

from Connecticut asked:
February 5, 2017
Could I pair this with a Shimano Socorro 8000 with 50lb powerpro?
1 Answer
9ft would be best.
Submitted by: John on February 8, 2017

from Barnegat asked:
April 6, 2016
Is the 8' model an even split or is it like a 70/30 split for the two pieces?
1 Answer
It is a 50/50 split.
Submitted by: Kaitryn on April 7, 2016

Geordie Tsoi
from Ny asked:
June 30, 2015
How many guides on thaws-102mh? Six or seven? Thanks
1 Answer
Hello Geordie. This rod has 7 guides.
Submitted by: Brandon on July 2, 2015

from San francisco asked:
December 21, 2014
What is the warranty on these surf rods
1 Answer
Most rods come with a 1 year limited warranty on parts and manufacturing defects. Here is the manufacturers number 800.688.3481.
Submitted by: Customer Service on December 22, 2014

from Dallas, TX asked:
November 22, 2014
Can you tell me the individual lenghts of the 2 pieces and the weights of the rod? Thanks TSAWSS-1002MH
1 Answer
Hello Tan, Both sections of this rod come in at 62 ounces. the overall weight of the rod is 13 ounces. If you have anymore questions please feel free to contact us!
Submitted by: Customer Service on November 28, 2014

from Philadelphia asked:
July 21, 2014
Is the line rating for braid or mono?
1 Answer
The ratings are for braided line.
Submitted by: Customer Service on July 22, 2014


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