I'm sure the recommendations of the other posters will fix you up. Surf is surf wherever you are along the Southern shore. I fish for pompano along the NC/SC shore and use light to medium 6' rods, 4 to 6 lb line, wire hooks and fresh, FRESH shrimp. You are wasting your time when using any frozen bait in the surf. Frozen cigar minnows ans squid work fine for offshore bottom fishing but you're not going to get many if any bites on frozen bait in the surf. Good luck!