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Depends, yes in some occasions...you are pretty sheltered from seas, as the place has a large sand bank to the south, and the southern coast of Portugal to the North (in fact on the lower photo you see the city of Faro in the background), Its open to the East and to the West.
So if the winds blow from the East, or west, waves can get big, but the wind rarely blows over 35 40 knots.
If the wind is from the south, you're OK, but I never saw southern winds...if they are from the North, the waves are medium to large, but the winds can get up to 60 knots in a storm.
We actually got hit pretty heavy in August in a ugly storm, and were considerably safe, safer than at sea...that day 3 boats ran ashore, all with traditional single anchors, we stayed put....