I have heard few bad but quite a few good things said about the Okuma Solaris surf rods. They cost around $220-250.
Other options would be the Okuma Predator which is a slightly softer rod which is less capabel of casting heavier sinkers. Or the Okuma Axeon which is stiffer then the Solaris. All three rods are simalar in price.
If you got the money, the Killwell Powerplay SLX is suppose to be a top rod. I believe they cost around $400