Beach Improvement and Monitoring
On August 8th 2015, an extreme storm event affected central Chile. Beaches suffered massive erosion and relevant damage to coastal areas was registered. These episodes motivated the execution of the largest comprehensive study and monitoring plan ever done to the littoral system of Viña del Mar. Contrary to findings of recent studies, no significant evidence of local wave climate change was observed among the reviewed period (1979 – 2017) and the recession of certain beaches showed no consistent relation with wave climate. Instead, this littoral system seems to be facing a lack of sediment supply from its main river source.