Tsunami TSAWESS-1202XXH Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod

Tsunami TSAWESS-1202XXH Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod

Price: $229.99
TD Code
TypeLengthPiecesPowerLine WeightLure WeightPrice
Spinning12'2XX-Heavy30lb/65lb6 - 12oz$229.99 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
5 Stars based on 85 reviews
By mike
weaverville, CA
So far so good
February 11, 2021
Lightweight for its size. the 1002 xh likes the 3-4 better than 2 weight it seems for me.
By Nick
High quality
February 9, 2021
First time I bought a higher quality rod. Felt the difference immediately. Really like the 70/30 split
By Tyler
8’8” Great Light Surf Rod
January 6, 2021
The 8’8” is perfect for playing with schoolie stripers, blues and albies. It does best with 3/4 to 1.5oz lures, doesn’t really load well with 1/2oz but it will work well enough for that in a pinch. The action is a little soft but overall it works really well and that seems to help with throwing lighter plugs like small mag darters without having them wobble as much on the cast.
ProsLight, casts great
ConsA little soft/whippy (on the 8?8? model) but not bad
By updateCategoryParent
Tsunamai Airwave Elite 1102M
December 7, 2020
I have several many more expensive rods ........... But, I always gravitate to this one .......

I throw a lot of swimbaits at the Cape Cod Canal, which cast terribly ..... This rod gets the most out of them ......

Also casting metals into the wind on the beach, this rod outperforms my Century for distance ...... lighter lure scale, a little looser ......

I also have a 11'4" I use on the Canal for jigging heavy 5/6oz, in heavy current .... Very stiff to get the jig off the bottom and can turn big fish in heavy current .....

For me, the very best value in surf rods ....... sub $200.00 .......
By X
Great rod
December 3, 2020
Bought it as a heaver for drums at the OBX. Its light weight and can cast 8nBait. Would consider it an entry heaver.
By Jim
New York, NY
strong and light weight
November 25, 2020
My first surf rod. Two piece makes transport easy and storage possible in a small NYC apartment. Have landed small blues to larger stripers and rod is very reactive and fun. Live lining on it with bunker had some good results as well. Quick rinse after surf action and it's performing well used it about 30 times.
Prostwo piece for easy transport and storage, light weight for casting all day, reactive to small and large fish.
Consnone yet
By Mike
Virginia Beach
November 19, 2020
Lightweight and durable!
By Jeff C.
West chester, PA
Stiff surf rod, affordable
October 27, 2020
I'm 6' 2", 220lbs and was looking for a shorter rod but could easily handle 2-4oz. This is an extra stiff rod and fit my needs exactly. I can use it to lob some bait but also good for throwing metals or heavy lures in windy rough surf conditions.
Prosaffordable, lightweight
Consout of stock now
9'6" Airwave Elite - Very Smooth and Comfortable
October 12, 2020
I needed a new rod in a hurry and Tackle Direct was able to get it to me within a few days of ordering and in time for a planned weekend trip. Much thanks to them for the quick processing and shipping.
After fishing with the rod over the weekend I really enjoyed the feel of it. It casts very smooth, has nice action for a wide range of lures. I threw bucktails, darters, poppers, bottle plugs, etc and it felt nice and responsive for all. The light weight and smooth feel of the rod was very comfortable when casting for hours.
The only time I felt a little under powered was when the wind really kicked up from the incoming storm and I had a 30 knot wind running down the beach. Other than that I really enjoyed it.
ProsLightweight, responsive and smooth action.
ConsUnder powered in heavy conditions. Butt end of the rod could be a little thicker, may have to build that up with another layer of tape.
By John
Great rod
July 17, 2020
Great rod for the money,can’t bet tsunami surf rods
By Jim
Very happy
July 12, 2020
Great rod at a very good price. Wish i could more of them, almost impossible. Great service good delivery. Would by another if could find one.
ProsPrice, size, line weight class, well balanced.
By ernest h.
Chesapeake, Va
Airwave Rods are awesome!
June 17, 2020
I have been using these rods for many years and have yet to find a better value for my hard earned dollar. TDirect has the best selection anywhere and spot on delivery.
ProsOverall build quality
ConsSome rod butts are just a little too long. However, I just cut them to the perfect length and re-butt.
By Rich O.
Long Beach NY
Great surf casting pole
June 3, 2020
Been using this pole with my van staal reel, I get good distance when casting, very happy with this purchase.
By Tony
Navarre, FL
Extremely Lite
May 12, 2020
Just getting into surf fishing. Love the weight and quality of the rod. Matched it with the Ultegra CI4 5500. Seems to be a good combo for a beginner. Casts very well even though I have some technique to develop.
Proslite weight
Consnone so far
By Rick M.
Half-Moon, New York
Perfect for medium jigging
April 16, 2020
Rod is extremely well constructed, reel seat and guides are good quality!

The shorter 9'3 made casting in tight spots much easier then the 12 footer's

I caught several schoolies and a nice pike up near the Troy Ny Dam

It cast well handled jigs perfectly

Another Great buy from Tackle direct, they talking to someone on Amazon about a rod,,Ca;; these guys they fish them!
ProsPowerful Nice appearance Good Parts and the deal was right
3 Questions & 3 Answers
from Midland, TX asked:
March 6, 2019
I have a spinfisher V 10500 reel, would this rod be good for that?
1 Answer
It would make a good combo if you are throwing heavy baits. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on March 7, 2019

Ron Fletcher
from Alabama asked:
August 22, 2018
Would this rod match up with Saltiga 7000HDog Fight ? What is the split ? I'm looking for a shark rod ?
1 Answer
This rod is great for shark fishing. The rod splits 70/30 and the Saltiga 7000H Dogfight will pair with this rod. You can cast a good distance using this rod.
Submitted by: Rebecca on August 22, 2018

Jose Rodriguez
from Massachusetts asked:
July 31, 2018
How much does this rod weighs?
1 Answer
This rod weighs 1 lb 6.4 oz
Submitted by: Rebecca on August 1, 2018


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