Browny won our boardriders the day the riots came to Cronulla.

It was a peculiar and confounding time. Witnessing the events first-hand -- the escalating week-long tension and the collective release of anger -- was a bruising lesson in human nature. When I reflect upon it, I sense a grim inevitability to the riot; with so much passion, opinion and media focused on an unprepared suburb it could only end one way. It has now been five years since the riot and I still wonder: Why did it happen here? Could it happen again?