I to like the Solaris, a great affordable rod, not the best for long distance casting but that is rarely required. Actually, most Surf Rods would work just fine. I have never used one which I would not happily catch a fish with. Would go for a graphite rod for the weight savings.
For Rock fishing, grab a 8ft $50-$120 solid tip rod, with a rating of around 8-10kg. Something like a Ugly Stick Gold, Penn Powerstick, Shimano Raider. All brands should have something in this range, probably all made on the same Chinese production line.