The most common type of sea rods are for surf casting. Surf
casting rods resemble oversized spinning or bait casting rods with long grip
handles intended for two-handed casting techniques. Generally between 10 and 14
feet (3 and 4 m) in length, surf casting rods need to be longer in order for
the user cast the lure or bait beyond the breaking surf where fish tend to
congregate, and sturdy enough to cast heavy weighted lures or bait needed to
hold the bottom in rough water. They are almost always used in shore fishing
(sea fishing from the shoreline) from the beach, rocks or other shore feature.
Some surfcasters use powerful rods to cast up to six ounces (170 grams) or more
of lead weight, artificial lures, and/or bait over one hundred yards (90 m).