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Tsunami TSAWSS-1102XH Airwaves Surf Spinning Rod

Tsunami TSAWSS-1102XH Airwaves Surf Spinning Rod

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TypeLengthPiecesLine WeightLure WeightPrice
Spinning11'2Extra-Heavy20lb - 50lb4oz - 8oz$139.95 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 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

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4.5 Stars based on 35 reviews
By Roadtrio
April 20, 2018
12' H 4-6oz
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
April 14, 2018
Snapped in half.
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.
ProsLooks cool lightweight
ConsGot 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
November 7, 2017
Always loved these rods. Just got an 8' surf and it broke w 3oz weight on it?
Good rods but always bought 9'. Just got an 8' and broke on first cast. Maybe a lemon. Buying a star stellar 8' though
Pros9' surf all good
Cons8'surf/broke first day
November 6, 2017
Excellent rod ,light weight,I use these rods fishing for strippers and large blue catfish in discharge waters below dam
I broke a rod last night will send it back for warranty and order another rod
ProsHave purchase more expensive rods ! Would recommend this rod to any serious fisherman
By Mark Grasso
Blackwood nj
September 30, 2017
So far so good.
It's doing what I got it for. 8 oz plus bait. Haven't held back on the cast. Nice rod without the broomstick feeling. No issues as of now. Money well spent.
By Justin
Easton, MA
October 17, 2016
Good Rod for the money
great rod for the price (especially on sale) bought it to replace an old rod my wife uses, balance was perfect with a 550sg
By J Wakefield
August 14, 2016
Great rod
This is a fantastic surf super light in weight. I use it for just about any fish from the surf board including striped bass, brown sharks, and bluefish.
By Art
May 15, 2016
Awesome stick. Throws far. Like a 10'. But it's a 9. And a great price too. Well worth it.
By David
Long Island, NY
April 30, 2016
Great Product for the price you pay
Easy to carry around, come in 2 pieces 50/50 division. Tsunami TSAWSS-1002MH Airwaves Surf Spinning rod is flexible and durable. Easy to cast. Love it!
By Angel ngo
Fort Worth, Texas
April 22, 2016
The pole work good
I used the fishing pole and it work very well, and it throw far away.
By Bill White
Stony Brook NY
March 10, 2016
Perfect rod
Perfect rod to match up with my Penn 5500ss. Always great service from Tackle Direct.
By Matthew
January 12, 2016
Nice Rod
I used this Rod a lot last year. Great to catch small blues, bass,, fluke, flounder or porgy. It casts great. I can throw small .75 oz plugs to 2.5 oz plugs. I paired with the penn battle 2500. Happy with the set up.
By Striperguy1123
December 22, 2015
great rod
For anyone new to the sport or if you want a good quality rod without breaking the bank, this is a great rod. When I first got my hands on it I couldn't believe how light it was. I paired it with my stradic 5000fk and 40 lb power pro line and getting great casting distance. It's lighter and cast further than my other rods of the same length. Only issue I have with the surf series is that they use the pac bay aluminum oxide guides, which I found was slowly fraying the line. I wish they would of use the Fuji guide than it would be awesome rod for the price. It's a quality rod with out having to dig deep into your pockets to get your hands on one. It's still new but hopefully the fraying will go away after a couple more trips.
ProsLightweight, cast further, great cosmetic
ConsPac bay guide, fraying the line
By Stan Williams
Richmond Va
December 16, 2015
Excellent surf rod
Nice surf rod excellent weight balance
ProsShipped fast light weight for all day surf fishing
By Eddie G.
New Rochelle, NY
August 3, 2015
Great 12' Surf Rod
The tsunami airwave 12' spinning rod is made of great quality. It is light weight and awesome to cast far. A great 12' surf rod at a great price from Tackle Direct.
By Travis
June 9, 2015
very good rod
love this pole paired it with a 4000 Penn battle 2 very good combo
By MDFishing
May 24, 2015
Style/Design, Performs well, Value for money
The rod is very light, but it flexible. Very good to get big Rockfish. I love this rod!!!
By Alex
California, MD
April 26, 2015
Great rod!
Very nice rod. I have it paired with a Penn 460 Slammer and it has caught some big fish!
By Dan
Geigertown, PA
January 10, 2015
Lotta bang for the buck
Light rod, paired it with a 4000 series reel. Excels in the 1.5 to 2 oz range.
By JukeJoint
Raleigh, NC
December 22, 2014
Great surf rod and sensitive
Love this rod, paired with a 6000 Penn and some braid it's been doing really well on light surf days, doesn't overpower the smaller reds and blues and makes the fight fun. I mostly fish bait with this one but seems great for some heavy plugs too.
By Robert
Pleasantville, New Jersey
October 28, 2014
Good surf rod
Picked up this rod for throwing bait chunks and clam. So far the this rod has help up nicely to throwing 4oz with a small decent chunks. My only suggestion would be going up to at least an 11'. Also did a lot of sharking with this rod too and never failed.
ProsPrice Warranty
By Leo
Los Angeles,Ca
September 27, 2014
Very good overall rod for a price!
I bought for surf fishing last month. It's perfect for medium action type of fishing and the price is right.
ProsSturdy, good range of casting, right price, nice design
By Corey
Bethany Beach, DE
September 17, 2014
Strong Reliable Rod!
This Tsunami 9ft 2-5oz rated rod is my absolute favorite rod in my collection! I use this rod for many application wether long lining flys at the inlet tossing 3oz or surf fishing catching large rays and sharks this rod can do it all... The grips are a nice rubberized material that seems durable and the reel seat is sturdy and grips onto my Saragosa 10000sw with no problem! Great rod for the money hands down!
By Mike
April 4, 2014
Awesome surf rod for the money. I bought this rod for my younger sister. It feels slighter than my St. Croix legend surf. For a person who just getting into the sport, I believe this rod is great. I bought the 11 footer extra heavy, lure rating 4oz-8oz. However, I would not recommend using the rod to cast anything 6oz or more because it feels like it will break as I cast a 5oz bucktail.
Proslight weight, great casting distance, and awesome price.
ConsI believe the lure ratings are incorrect.
By james
arverne, NY
February 25, 2014
Beautiful 2-piece 7 footer
This rod felt right the minute i picked it up, light, strong stick with good action, and great reviews. Saw the pole on other sites for $99.99 and since Tsunami has an excellent reputation for warranty and customer service I got this for my backup 7 footer.
Pros2-pc Price Tsunami Product
By Olga
January 3, 2014
Very nice
It's nice and light. My husband goes crazy about it:)
By Stefan
, Bloomfield nj
December 2, 2013
Light weight sturdy rod
Picked up the 9 footer for surf casting plugs.. Matched it up with a quantum boca 50 and the balance is perfect.. I can swing this rod all day with ease.. Light weight and great action for plugging.. If your looking for a solid rod from a company who backs there product I would highly recommend this rod..
By Don
Pt Pleasant, NJ
November 7, 2013
New plugging rod
Superb action for a longer plugging rod!
By Fish Bug
York, PA / Lewes, DE
October 7, 2013
Superior proformance at reasonable price!
Purchased as a backup, when my "name brand" - made in the USA rod, broke - during a fight with a shark ..... (might of been my fault) was being sent off for repair. This economy priced rod, fished as good, if not better than it's over priced predecessor.
ProsBest money that I've ever spent on a rod!
By Hugo
Heidelberg, Gauteng
October 4, 2013
I own four Tsunami Trophy rods and they are monsters... These I believe to only be better. Can't wait to land my first 50lb catfish on this rod.
By Tam
August 24, 2013
Best surf rods for the money
After researching for a surf rod ,I have decided to give this rod a try,,,my buying power base on 2 thing ,1st: rod functionality ,I can throw 1oz to 3oz lures all day and its still have the right amount of flex and back bone ,to put this in perspective ,from landing croaker to 30inch plus stripper,,you will feel every bounce the fish made,it's have amazing curve to it when landing big fish,I gues I would have right this rod mod/fast action! 2nd: the looks,,,after compare apple to apple ,this rod have the same component as your $200+ rod, and trust me it looks and feel much better in person than picture ! I very happy and please with this one! Guess the folks at Tsunami knows what they were doing ,,,unless someone show me a fish that can read brand name ,lolzz
ProsBest rod for the money
By Chucky
May 18, 2013
Awesome rods
Awesome rods! I purchase two 8 and two 9ft. They are just plane awesome! Light sensitive and can cast all day without fatugue.
ProsLight and sensative
By Chucky
May 18, 2013
Killer rod!
Light and sensitive, I landed a 40lb cobia on Pensacola beach! I was throwing a gotcha for Spanish maks! The rod whopped down the unexpected cobia!
ProsLight and sensitive! Good for casting all day long!
By rino bin miswari
November 28, 2012
Tsunami TSAWSS-1102XH Airwaves Surf Spinning Rod
Surprisingly lightweight but this particular product have the capability to withstand powerful casting technique. The reason I like this product very much is because it has a set of strong middle joints for rough surfaster like myself to withstand breakage during long distance casting. Really great product.
ProsThis product does not break or crack easily as compared to my other sets of rod. I love the handle during surfcasting. It makes me feel as though i am returning a service during a tennis game.
ConsI prefer if the company could add on a hollow casing with the 'TSUNAMI AIRWAVE' logo for this product. This will protect the hollow portion of the joints during my fishing trips.
6 Questions & 6 Answers
from Lexington.MA asked:
January 30, 2017
Does this rod match Daiwa EMPEX5000 Emblem Pro EX Spinning Reel well? Or, what your recommendation of rod for this reel.
1 Answers
The Tsunami TSAWSS-1102XH Airwaves Surf Spinning Rod would be a good match for the Daiwa Emblem 5000 reel.
on January 31, 2017

Julie Barney
from FL asked:
November 3, 2016
I need to know the ACTION of the rod. I know the POWER is Extra Heavy. Thanks.
1 Answers
This rod is Moderate action.
on November 3, 2016

Julie Barney
from FL asked:
November 3, 2016
I forgot to ask, what action does this have? Looking for fast...
1 Answers
The action for the Tsunami TSAWSS-1102XH Airwaves Surf Spinning Rod is Extra Heavy.
on November 3, 2016

Julie Barney
from FL asked:
November 3, 2016
What is the length of the rod butt to the reel seat? Also, looking at this to do shore shark fishing, thinks it's good for this?
1 Answers
The length from the rod butt to the middle of the reel seat is 23 1/2 inches long. This rod will be able to handle shark fishing.
on November 3, 2016

from Italy asked:
October 22, 2016
Is this a 50/50 split?
1 Answers
The split for this rod is 70/30.
on October 22, 2016

from sacramento ca asked:
November 20, 2015
what is the weight on this rod?
1 Answers
Approximately 3.52 oz
on November 21, 2015


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