I favor the Euro rods in the surf as well. Surf fishing is alot more involved then river fishing, and depends on weather, wind, water surface temps, whether the run is on, the abscence or presence of baitfish, and etc. Flyfishing in the surf can be challenging, but if you find fish you will usually have them to yourself. It will require alot of walking usually, and targeting pierheads, creek mouths, deeper channels in the open water, and inlets. You often may find fish in one area at one time, and then they may be absent the next time. It requires alot of your own homework, and I will emphasize more later!