Matt you should just wait for juros new two handed beach rods he has coming out. He is working on one specially designed for puget sound.
I think they are just under 11' and if distance is what you are after with proper technique you can throw the whole line and more with these.
Plus when you stick em under your arm for a 2 hand retrieve you are back at a 9ft rod. With longer rods like the salar the tip reverb is gonna suck when stripping.
I for one cannot wait to see what Juro comes up with since he lives and breathes salt water fishing. They are gonna be sweeet.
Hurry up Juro!