American Rodsmiths makes a great affordable surf rod that you can get at Academy. I beleive the 10 footer runs about 40 bucks, but don't let the price fool you, they are pretty **** good rods. The Bass Pro Shops Ocean Master surf rods are also very good rods and have been proven over the last several years. These are what most of the surf rodders are using on the beaches here. It you want a top quality rod get a Breakaway, made in Corpus. They are top notch.