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Tsunami TSAWESS-1102H Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod

Tsunami TSAWESS-1102H Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod

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Model
TD Code
TypeLengthPiecesPowerLine WeightLure WeightPrice
TSAWESS-1102H
TSU-0093
Spinning11'2Heavy20lb/40lb1 1/2 - 4 1/2oz$199.99 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
  • 70/30 split ferrule rod

Download More info on F3 Tsunami Friction Fit FerruleView complete details on F3 Tsunami Friction Fit Ferrule (pdf, 46KB)
5 Stars based on 52 reviews
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 Ron Fletcher
Alabama
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
nj
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
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 K reyes
Bronx nyc
April 29, 2018
Mr K
Excellent fishing rod. VR 150 great combination
By Bubba677
Plymouth.mass
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.
ConsNone.
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 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.
6 Questions & 6 Answers
Marlon
from Brooklyn, NY asked:
October 8, 2018
Are the top section of the 11h and 11m interchangeable?
1 Answers
They are interchangeable
Bernie
on October 10, 2018

Dave
from Pensacola, FL asked:
May 5, 2018
Would this reel, Penn Spinfisher V SSV5500allow for maximum cast distance for the TSAWESS-1102H? I typically use a 3 or 4 oz weight to surf fish for Pompano. A friend suggested this rod. What would you recommend as the 'ultimate setup' in this price range for max distance casting for smaller fish like Pompano? Thanks!!!
1 Answers
This rod will work fine for casting up to 4 1/2 ounces. The SSV5500 will balance the rod nicely for maximum distance for casting.
Ricky
on May 14, 2018

Ayid
from Singapore, SN asked:
April 24, 2018
Is this made by china oem or usa?
1 Answers
The Tsunami TSAWESS-1102H Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod is made in China.
Donald
on April 26, 2018

Vincent
from Italy asked:
September 22, 2016
is this rod a 50/50 split? What are the lengths?
1 Answers
Vincent, Hello this rod is a 70/30 split. The butt section is 50 inches. The top section is 85 inches.
Tyler
on September 22, 2016

Victor
from Puerto Rico asked:
March 14, 2015
Hi I'm looking for a 11' rod with lure rate from 1-3, this one is from 1.5-4oz. This half an once difference can affect too much casting as low as just 1oz? I mean can this rod low to 1oz cast effectivelly? Thanks Victor Garcia
1 Answers
Victor this rod would be able to drop down to a 1oz lure, however it would affect the casting distance because the lure is lighter than the normal rating. You could cast this rod effectively just not to the max distance or capability of the rod.
Frank
on March 16, 2015

Gary
from NY asked:
November 6, 2014
Would the new penn battle 2 5000 be a good match with this rod or would I need to go for the 6000? Thanks, Gary
1 Answers
With an 11' rod, you will probably want to go with the 6000. It would allow for longer casts. The 5000 would work well for rods up to 10'.
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