For beach situations down there I would look seriously at Juro's Atlantic double handers.
I tried fishing from the beach in Cabo San Lucas and its very tough - mega dumper surf:eyecrazy: It get's a lot better around on the Sea of Cortez side I'm told.
That said, I reckon the powerful double hander would have brought the Pez Gallo into range even in the Cabo SL maelstrom
Depends on where you'll be fishing. 8/9 would be a lot of fun with Sierra Macherel if they are in shore range but something with a bit more backbone would be helpful on windy days.