When the exposed beachbreaks are blown or maxed out, it’s best to head to the sheltered spots like the high tide breaking Las Salinas. It's a mini pointbreak tucked into the pocket beach between Renaca and Vina del Mar's main beach. Needs a good humping S-SW swell over 2-3m to start breaking and isn't a very long ride with tapered walls and short bowls over the bigger boulders. The beachbreak is dumpy and usually a straight-hander.
Often crowded when it works.