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Tsunami TSAWESS-1002XH Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod

Tsunami TSAWESS-1002XH Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod

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Model
TD Code
TypeLengthPiecesPowerLine WeightLure WeightPrice
TSAWESS-1002XH
TSU-0091
Spinning10'2Extra-Heavy20lb/40lb3 - 6oz$179.99 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

Download More info on F3 Tsunami Friction Fit FerruleView complete details on F3 Tsunami Friction Fit Ferrule (pdf, 46KB)
5 Stars based on 48 reviews
By Michael
Mount Pleasant, SC
January 10, 2019
932XH Pretty beefy
So far I've only had it out about a half a dozen times so my experience with it is limited.

But I have it paired with a Penn Spinfisher vi 5500 which size and balance wise seems to be a good match.

Models TSAWESS932XH, TSAWESS1002XH, TSAWESS1142XH are 50/50 split ferrule rods.

^ Not the case on the one I received, (mine is 70/30) Must be a new model or a revamp. 70/30 is what I wanted anyway, so wont harp on it.

It is a very stout rod for a 9 footer. I bought it thinking it would be a good compromise between soaking bait and tossing lures. Generally speaking it isn't It's difficult finding lures that will actually load out a rod this beefy at a good price point, that or the ones you do find are huge or have huge hooks seeing they're 3-4 oz, that or they won't swim or act natural because they are so heavy.

As far as a set and soak rod though it will load and cast with as little as 2 oz+ some live or frozen mullet, especially on a dropper where all your weight or the bulk of it is at the terminal end of your line.

There could be more guides as well the ones that are on it are great just not enough of them while I believe they are Fuji K guides they're not in a "concept" layout. (8 or more with most of them close together and biased toward the tip of the rod {the ones toward the tip being relatively tiny}).

All in all it is a good caster with a long cast reel and proper line size as well as rig weight even an average person like me should be able to at least throw it 150 yards with minimal effort.

If you plan on fishing lures most of the time get a lighter rod, or a noodle, or even a steelhead rod.
ProsFast action backbone 70/30 split
ConsAlmost too heavy actioned for its size
By Joe
PA
December 28, 2018
Great Rod for up to 3 oz.
Delivery was quick and the rod is light and strong. I know it will be a reliable tool for many years.
Proslight weight, strong
Consit is still six feet long when broken down
By Jeff
Manchester-by-the-Sea
November 19, 2018
Great rod for the price
Very well built. All Fuji components including the reel seat. Rod is a lot lighter than I imagined. Casts 3-4 oz lures a long way.
Cons70/30 2 piece
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
ConsNone
By Dennis
Trinidad
September 26, 2018
Rod that never died
I love this rod a million times perfect rod
By Ron Fletcher
Alabama
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
ConsZERO-NADA-ZIP-NONE
By Marlon
Brooklyn, NY
September 13, 2018
TSAWESS-1102H
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.
ProsEverything
ConsNone
By Rymon
Ny
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 SAEJIN
HICKSVILLE, NY
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 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
7 Questions & 7 Answers
Andres Jmenez
from Long Island, NY asked:
September 26, 2018
I would like to know if the 10ft xh still has the action to throw a 2 or 3 ounce plug or popper
1 Answers
The rod is rated from 3-6 oz's so it shouldn't have a problem handling plugs weighing 2 to 3 oz's
Bernie
on September 27, 2018

Bryan
from Hawaii asked:
August 24, 2018
Is this tsawess-1002xh 50/50 split or a 70/30 split?
1 Answers
70/30 split
Bernie
on August 27, 2018

Jackson
from Clinton, CT asked:
October 23, 2017
How can you tell which tsunami elite rods are split 50/50? None of the rods say which ones are split 50/50.
1 Answers
I checked the rods in this series that were in stock. Each rod i checked was a 70/30 split.
Donald
on October 24, 2017

R Verderber
from 44102 asked:
August 29, 2016
How many guides, and was is the weight of the 10', Airwave elite?
1 Answers
This rod has 6 guides and is 1 lb .08 oz.
Donald
on August 31, 2016

Shifei
from Columbus , Ga asked:
June 3, 2016
is this rod good for jetty bait fishing? i have quantum cabo 50 ptse reel and i am try to pair with it for bottom fishing.
1 Answers
Tsunami TSAWESS-1002XH Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod is good for jetty bait fishing.
Donald
on June 10, 2016

Vinayak
from MAHARASTRA asked:
July 28, 2015
1>Limited warranty - What is the exact period(Months/Year)? 2>Though the rod is of 10 feet in length , Whether this rod is of 2 pieces in equal length or not , so that ease of portability on motorcycle. If it is of variable in length dimension let me know as soon as possible .
1 Answers
Hello Vinayak. This rod has a limited 1 year warranty and breaks down into a 50/50 split.
Brandon
on July 30, 2015

Vinayak
from Rasayani, Maharastra asked:
July 25, 2015
I Placed an order for TSUNAMI AIRWAVE ELITE , I am from INDIA let me know how about warranty of this product (10 feet surf spinning rod). TSAWESS-1002XH TSU-0091
1 Answers
Hello Vinayak. These rods come with a limited lifetime warranty.
Brandon
on July 27, 2015

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