Bay Area Self Storage Q&A: Sam Cronin

What's the one item Sam Cronin doesn't have room for, but can't live without?

This year, the San Jose Earthquakes have partnered with Bay Area Self Storage to ask players one question: What item don't they have room for, but can't live without? sat down with midfielder Sam Cronin to talk about his item of choice: his sea kayak. Where is your favorite place to sea kayak?
Sam Cronin: Definitely the Sausalito, Tiburon area.

SJEQ: Where is one place you would love to sea kayak but you haven’t been before?
SC: I would love to sea kayak in Cabo San Lucas.

SJEQ: Is sea kayaking harder than it looks?
SC: Yes – way harder than it looks. [Laughs] Looks like it’s easy - you’re just hanging out on the water. But after a good 20 minutes, your arms are burning.

SJEQ: Are you a single or double sea kayak kind of guy?
SC: I would prefer a double. I prefer the companionship. Love to just lounge around and have a good afternoon on the water.

SJEQ: Who would be the best person on the Quakes to share a sea kayak with? 
SC: I would chose Alan Gordon. He would be a good sea kayaker, and he would definitely provide some comedy throughout.

SJEQ: Who would be the worst?
SC: [Laughs] Definitely Chris Wondolowski. I don’t think his upper body strength would be too great.

SJEQ: What is the coolest animal or fish you’ve encountered while on the water?
SC: It’s really common around the Bay Area to see seals and see lions. They are always cool each time I do.

SJEQ: Anything you’re terrified of seeing?
SC: Sharks. [Laughs] I don’t want to see any sharks or snakes.