World Rankings for Stand Up Paddle Racing 

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Welcome to the SUP Racer World Rankings, the most accurate way to follow and analyse this great sport of ours. The top 100 men and top 50 women are ranked on their best five performances at the biggest races of the past 12 months.

Our ranking system uses a complex algorithm that includes the all important Race Index formula, which rates every event in the world based on the elite level of talent competing. Only races that score 20% or more on the Race Index will count for the World Rankings.

Take a look at the Season 2017 Star Ratings for more info on this year’s world rankings race schedule.

 
 

TOP 100 MEN

  • Last updated September 11th
  • Races added this week:  ISA Marathon (45.0%), ISA Sprints (30.0%), ISA Beach Race (45.5%)
  • Races dropped this week:  2016 ISA Marathon (40.0%), 2016 ISA Beach Race (40.0%)
  • Next race to be added: SUP 11 City Tour (30%) on September 18th
  • Next race to be dropped: 2016 SUP 11 City Tour (30%) on September 18th
  • There are currently 29 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 100 out of 617 total paddlers in the database
  • Maximum five best results count
#
+/-
Athlete
Points
+/-
Races
Brand
Nation
1-Connor Baxter275.00-18StarboardHawaii
2-Travis Grant240.50-8NSPAustralia
3-Michael Booth233.38-15StarboardAustralia
4-Titouan Puyo215.01-14NSPFrance
5-Mo Freitas184.88+27.0016FocusHawaii
6-James Casey142.50-14SunovaAustralia
7+4Bruno Hasulyo141.75+31.2013StarboardHungary
8+1Lincoln Dews139.06-11DEEPAustralia
9+1Casper Steinfath131.14+3.428NaishDenmark
10-3Arthur Arutkin128.84-12.4813FanaticFrance
11-3Georges Cronsteadt128.30-11.558425Tahiti
12-Bernd Roediger108.27-5NaishHawaii
13+2Trevor Tunnington102.50+7.5011StarboardNew Zealand
14-1Steeve Teihotaata99.00-6MistralTahiti
15+1Danny Ching90.78-4404USA
16-2Slater Trout88.95-8.1012InfinityUSA
17+2Leonard Nika84.82-11StarboardItaly
18+12Daniel Hasulyo80.61+32.428StarboardHungary
19-1Vinnicius Martins78.31-6.8211JPBrazil
20-Toby Cracknell70.05-3.508InfinityAustralia
21-Josh Riccio68.00-9F-OneUSA
22-Clément Colmas67.50-3StarboardFrance
23-Ryan Funk63.08-8StarboardHawaii
24-Matt Nottage60.54-7StarboardAustralia
25-Marcus Hansen57.38-0.6310NSPNew Zealand
26+1Paolo Marconi55.73+4.3411RRDItaly
27-1Giorgio Gomez53.63-0.209InfinityUSA
28+1Kody Kerbox48.72-7SICHawaii
29-1Kenny Kaneko46.48-3.838JPJapan
30-13Kai Lenny46.13-42.002NaishHawaii
31+9Martino Rogai45.89+8.0010free agentItaly
32-1Martin Vitry45.70-8OXBOWFrance
33-Martin Letourneur44.29-4HobieFrance
34-Kelly Margetts43.64-6SunovaAustralia
35-Enzo Bennett40.81-5425Tahiti
36-Bullet Obra40.15-5HobieHawaii
37-Rete Ebb38.85-4MistralTahiti
38-Federico Esposito38.37-6FanaticItaly
39-Tom Auber38.06-5FanaticFrancw
40+1Jake Jensen34.56-6ONEAustralia
41+6Noa Hopper32.01+5.188404USA
42+4Itzel Delgado31.60+4.6210InfinityPeru
43-11Zane Schweitzer30.98-13.624StarboardHawaii
44-2Ludovic Teulade30.37-7OXBOWFrance
45-2Noic Garioud29.52-3SunovaFrance
46-2Marcus Tardrew28.91-3SunovaAustralia
47+122Arthur Santacreu28.35+23.853RatonesBrazil
48-3Beau O'Brian28.07-4StarboardAustralia
49-1Ty Judson26.20-3Blue PlanetAustralia
50-1Gabi Bachelet25.46-4NSPFrance
51-Tomoyasu Murabayashi23.63-4StarboardJapan
52+23Claudio Nika23.04+9.005StarboardItaly
53-Tim Cyprien22.33-4FanaticAustralia
54-Davide Ionico22.08-5FanaticItaly
55-Bart de Zwart21.60-4StarboardNetherlands
56+43Arvis Iljins21.28+12.984PrestolLatvia
57+12Steven Bredow20.85+5.816JPGermany
58-Boris Jinvresse20.19-4StarboardFrance
59-Yoann Cronsteadt20.00-1NSPTahiti
60-Jérémy Teulade19.73-7OXBOWFrance
61-Ethan Koopmans19.10-4NaishSouth Africa
62-Ricardo Haverschmidt18.75+0.597FanaticChile
63+22Aaron Rowe18.00+6.766LokahiJersey
64-1Garrett Fletcher17.70-5YOLOUSA
65-1Chase Kosterlitz17.68-4JPUSA
66+61Paul Lenfant17.66+11.755StarboardPoland
67+17Ryohei Yoshida17.27+5.974SawarnaJapan
68-3Tyler Bashor17.26-4InfinityUSA
69+5Jurgi Zulaika16.88+2.434StarboardBasque
70+17Pau Ybarra16.44+6.164StarboardSpain
71-5Alexandre Bicrel15.69-4NSPFrance
72-5Bruno Tauhiro15.44-3MistralTahiti
73+15Christian Andersen15.43+5.434FanaticDenmark
74+37Peter Kosinski15.39+8.485StarboardIreland
75-7Paul Jackson15.30-5ONENew Zealand
76-6Vincent Verhoeven15.01-5NSPFrance
77-6Wong Yu Him15.00-1NaishHong Kong
78-6James van Drunen14.96-5MistralNetherlands
79-29Nico Schenk14.95-8.803ONESwitzerland
80-28Dylan Frick14.15-9.267StarboardSouth Africa
81-5Dave Kissane14.00-1free agentAustralia
82-5Tamarua Cowan13.40-3StarboardTahiti
83-10Chris Couve12.17-2.377StarboardSouth Africa
84-5Manatea Bopp du Pont12.02-2StarboardTahiti
85-5Armie Armstrong12.00-1free agentNew Zealand
86-30Pepe Oltra11.90-9.202KundakaSpain
87-6Kosuke Matsuyama11.80-2free agentJapan
88-6Tyler Jaggers11.40-2Blue PlanetHawaii
89-6Rodney Ellis11.35-4StarboardUSA
90-4Martijn van Deth10.50-1StarboardNetherlands
91-2Jeffrey Spencer10.26+0.554InfinityCanada
92newOllie Houghton10.24+10.241StarboardNew Zealand
93-3Kaito Miyakoshi9.60-2404Japan
94-3Charlie Jones9.56-5JPUK
95-3Kawika Kinimaka9.38-2free agentHawaii
96-3Niuhiti Buillard9.28-2425Tahiti
97newNikos Syrigos9.22+9.222NaishGreece
98-4Giordano Capparella9.16-2BICItaly
99+24Jost Zakrajsek9.09+3.093free agentSlovenia
100+58Peter Bartl9.06+4.304JP AustraliaAustria

 
 

TOP 50 WOMEN

  • Last updated September 11th
  • Races added this week:  ISA Marathon (64.0%), ISA Sprints (30.0%), ISA Beach Race (58.0%)
  • Races dropped this week:  2016 ISA Marathon (40.0%), 2016 ISA Beach Race (40.0%)
  • Next race to be added: SUP 11 City Tour (30%) on September 18th
  • Next race to be dropped: 2016 SUP 11 City Tour (30%) on September 18th
  • There are currently 28 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 50 out of 217 total paddlers in the database
  • Maximum five best results count
#
+/-
Athlete
Points
+/-
Races
Brand
Nation
1-Annabel Anderson278.90+52.0012free agentNew Zealand
2-Fiona Wylde219.00+3.5010StarboardUSA
3+3Olivia Piana183.65+21.9010StarboardFrance
4-Terrene Black180.69+13.2011ECSAustralia
5+2Sonni Hönscheid179.00+25.5012StarboardGermany
6-3Candice Appleby175.30-17.208InfinityUSA
7-2Penelope Strickland141.20-22.0010StarboardNew Zealand
8-Seychelle Hattingh111.50-9SICUSA
9-Annie Reickert110.49+12.049NaishHawaii
10+9Amandine Chazot97.43+36.957StarboardFrance
11-1April Zilg95.88-5HobieUSA
12-1Angela Jackson95.80-5ONEAustralia
13-Susak Molinero90.50+1.0011RRDSpain
14-2Shae Foudy90.37-4RivieraUSA
15-Jade Howson89.68+21.128RivieraUSA
16+4Yuka Sato88.20+32.406StarboardJapan
17-3Hannah Hill77.68-7NaishUSA
18+13Manca Notar61.50+22.504NaishSlovenia
19-1Petronella van Malsen60.60-7MistralNetherlands
20-3Laura Quetglas57.40-4.304StarboardSpain
21-Kali'a Alexiou55.48-7free agentUSA
22-Lexi Alston53.94-4HobieUSA
23+10Erika Benitez50.40+14.676BrawnerUSA/Mexico
24-1Susanne Lier49.75-5NSPGermany
25-1Chloe Walkerdene49.69-6InfinityAustralia
26-Andrea Moller48.21-3SICBrazil/Hawaii
27-Kiyomi Sheppard47.04-6free agentJapan
28-12Karla Gilbert45.00-20.002NaishAustralia
29-4Takayo Yokoyama41.19-7.364RivieraJapan
30+5Genna Flinkman40.37+11.336InfinityCanada
31-3Kate Baker40.00-2ONEUK/Australia
32-3Cyara Palenzuela39.42-4F-ONEBasque
33-3Jenn Lee39.07-7Blue PlanetHawaii
34-6Marie Buchanan39.00-0.503StarboardUK
35-3Lena Ribeiro36.00-2MistralBrazil
36-2Siri Schubert35.50-2free agentSwitzerland
37+9Chiara Nordio28.75+9.595RivieraItaly
38+25Belinda Stowell-Brett27.82+15.073StarboardAustralia
39-3Izzi Gomez27.81-4StarboardUSA
40-3Tomoe Yasu27.60-3404Japan
41-2Joanne Hamilton-Vale26.65-2free agentUK
42+3Lara Claydon26.51+7.014StarboardHawaii
43-2Morgan Hoesterey25.80-2SurftechUSA
44+15Laura Bartl24.25+10.304JPAustria
45-3Melanie Lafenetre22.33-2InfinityFrance
46-3Charlotte Spicer21.75-2NSPSingapore
47newBarbara Brazil20.04+20.042RatonesBrazil
48-8Alejandra Brito19.83-6.075404Mexico
49-4Yuka Horikoshi19.59+6.842free agentJapan
50-3Sarah Sandstrom18.80-3free agentUSA

 
 

RACE INDEX

[See also: Season 2017 Star Ratings]

The SUP Racer World Rankings system uses a complex algorithm to provide a fair and accurate ranking of the world’s best paddlers:

  • Every race in the world receives a unique ‘Race Index’ score from 0-100%. This score is based on how many of the current top paddlers (top 50 for men / top 20 for women) are competing. The more competitive a race, the closer to 100% its Race Index will be.
  • Paddlers with a higher ranking inside the Top 50/20 add more weighting to the Race Index score than the lower ranked paddlers.
  • Each race offers a unique amount of points. The higher the level-of-competition at a race (and therefore the harder it is to win) the more points that are on offer.
  • An event’s Race Index score is combined with the Base Points Table to produce the total points on offer at each race. The race winner receives the same amount of points as the Race Index score, while the other finishers receive a diminishing percentage. See the Base Points Table for a full explanation.
  • A race must have a Race Index score of at least 15.0% to be included in the SUP Racer World Rankings.
  • After an event is more than 12 months old (or when it comes around again the following year; whichever is shorter) it will be dropped from the system.
  • I don’t believe a blanket points system can work in a sport as fragmented as SUP racing, so I engineered this Race Index system to be the most fair and accurate world ranking possible, one that rewards those paddlers who perform better in the bigger races.

Currently there are 29 men’s and 28 women’s races from the past 12 months counting towards the SUP Racer World Rankings:
 
MEN’S RACE INDEX

Race Index
Event Name
Winner
Date
Boards
Notes
92.5%2016 Pacific Paddle GamesConnor Baxter10/02/201614'overall results
70.0%2017 Gorge Paddle Challenge - Double DownwinderBernd Roediger08/19/201714'Elite division
70.0%2017 Carolina CupTitouan Puyo04/22/201714'Elite Graveyard
54.0%2017 Maui Pro-AmMo Freitas03/12/201712'6overall results
50.0%2017 Molokai-2-OahuTravis Grant07/30/2017Unlimitedline honours
50.0%2017 SUP World CupConnor Baxter07/02/201714'overall results
47.5%2017 Japan Pro-AmConnor Baxter05/07/201712'6overall results
45.5%2017 ISA Worlds: Beach RaceMo Freitas09/09/201712'6ISA
45.0%2017 ISA Worlds: MarathonBruno Hasulyo09/02/201712'6ISA
44.5%2017 Hossegor Paddle Games (EuroTour)Connor Baxter05/28/201714'combined results
42.5%2017 SUP Race Cup in St Maxime (EuroTour)Michael Booth05/21/201714'combined results
41.5%2017 Thonon Race (EuroTour)Michael Booth03/06/201714'distance race
40.0%2017 Gorge Paddle Challenge - Hot LapTitouan Puyo08/20/201714'Elite division
40.0%2017 Bilbao World SUP Challenge (EuroTour)Michael Booth06/10/201714'distance race
40.0%2017 OluKai Ho'olaule'aJames Casey04/30/2017Unlimitedline honours
30.0%2017 ISA Worlds: SprintsCasper Steinfath09/03/201712'6ISA
30.0%2017 Noosa Festival of SurfingMichael Booth03/05/201714'overall results
30.0%2016 SUP 11 City TourBruno Hasulyo09/11/201614'final leaderboard
30.0%2016 Japan CupMichael Booth09/11/201612'6combined results
30.0%2017 Maui2MolokaiConnor Baxter07/15/2017Unlimitedline honours
30.0%2016 King of the CutTitouan Puyo12/04/201614'All 14' divisions
29.0%2016 San Sebastian Paddle Tour (EuroTour)Titouan Puyo06/11/201614'distance race
24.5%2016 Red Bull Heavy WaterConnor Baxter10/18/201612'6men's only event
24.0%2017 Santa Monica Pier PaddleSlater Trout06/10/201712'6overall results
20.0%2017 Santa Cruz PaddlefestSlater Trout03/25/201712'6
20.0%2017 Air France Paddle FestivalYoann Cronsteadt04/08/201714'Elite race (24km)
20.0%2016 Paris CrossingBruno Hasulyo12/04/201612'6Pro division
20.0%2017 Lost MillsSteeve Teihotaata06/17/201714'distance race
16.5%2016 Hong Kong Int'l SUP ChampionshipKenny Kaneko08/28/2016?elite race

 
WOMEN’S RACE INDEX

Race Index
Event Name
Winner
Date
Boards
Notes
72.0%2017 Gorge Paddle Challenge - Double DownwinderFiona Wylde08/19/201712'6Elite division
71.5%2016 Pacific Paddle GamesCandice Appleby10/02/201612'6overall results
64.0%2017 ISA Worlds: MarathonAnnabel Anderson09/02/201712'6ISA
60.0%2017 Carolina CupAnnabel Anderson04/22/201712'6Elite Graveyard
58.0%2017 ISA Worlds: Beach RaceAnnabel Anderson09/09/201712'6ISA
50.0%2017 Molokai-2-OahuPenelope Strickland07/30/2017Unlimitedline honours
40.0%2017 Hossegor Paddle Games (EuroTour)Sonni Hönscheid05/28/201714'combined results
40.0%2017 Gorge Paddle Challenge - Hot LapAnnabel Anderson08/20/201712'6Elite division
40.0%2017 Maui Pro-AmTerrene Black03/12/201712'6overall results
40.0%2017 SUP World CupFiona Wylde07/02/201712'6overall results
38.0%2017 Japan Pro-AmTerrene Black05/07/201712'6overall results
37.0%2017 SUP Race Cup in St Maxime (EuroTour)Sonni Hönscheid05/21/201714'overall results
33.0%2017 Santa Monica Pier PaddleCandice Appleby06/10/201712'6overall results
30.0%2017 ISA Worlds: SprintsManca Notar09/03/201712'6ISA
30.0%2017 Thonon Race (EuroTourSonni Hönscheid06/03/201714'distance race
30.0%2017 San Sebastian Paddle Tour (EuroTour)Olivia Piana06/17/201714'distance race
30.0%2017 OluKai Ho'olauleaAnnabel Anderson04/30/2017Unlimitedline honours
30.0%2016 SUP 11 City TourSeychelle Hattingh09/11/201614'final leaderboard
30.0%2016 Japan CupAnnabel Anderson09/11/201612'6combined results
30.0%2017 Maui2MolokaiAnnabel Anderson07/16/2017Unlimitedline honours
30.0%2016 King of the CutKarla Gilbert12/04/201614'All 14' divisions
30.0%2017 Bilbao Paddle Challenge (EuroTour)Olivia Piana06/10/201714'distance race
23.0%2016 Battle of the BayAnnabel Anderson10/18/201612'6overall results
20.0%2017 Lost MillsSonni Hönscheid06/17/201714'distance race
20.0%2017 Noosa Festival of SurfingKate Baker05/03/201714'overall results
20.0%2017 Santa Cruz PaddlefestFiona Wylde03/25/201712'6-
20.0%2017 Air France Paddle FestivalSonni Hönscheid04/08/201714'24km elite race
20.0%2016 Paris CrossingSusak Molinero12/04/201612'6Pro division

 
 
BASE POINTS TABLE

The ‘Race Index’ score detailed above is only half the equation though:

  • The Race Index percentage is multiplied with a base Points Table to produce the unique ranking points each of the Top 50 paddlers receive at every major race.
  • This Points Table is designed to give a fair distribution of points for the entire Top 50 finishers while still rewarding those who finish near the front.
  • Just like the rest of this system, the Points Table was created from scratch specifically for the SUP Racer World Rankings – I closely studied the ranking systems used in a dozen different professional sports and designed my own that fits the unique world of SUP racing. What I’ve come up with is a mix of professional tennis, surfing, golf, cross country and half a dozen other major world ranking systems.
  • If you want to see exactly how the Base Points Table converts to real world ranking points, scroll right down and you’ll see the final points distribution from the 2015 Carolina Cup.

Finishing Position
Base Points
1100
275
360
450
542.5
635
730
825
922.5
1020
1118
1216
1315
1414
1513
1612
1711
1810
199
208
217.5
227
236.5
246
255.5
265.2
274.9
284.6
294.3
304
313.8
323.6
333.4
343.2
353
362.8
372.6
382.4
392.2
402
411.9
421.8
431.7
441.6
451.5
461.4
471.3
481.2
491.1
501

 
Example of How Points Are Calculated At Each Event
Below is a real example of how the Ranking Points are calculated for an event.
The final points are a combination of ‘Base Points’ and the event’s ‘Race Index’ score.
These are results from the 2015 Carolina Cup (Men’s Elite Graveyard Race).
The 2015 Carolina Cup was one of the most competitive races of all time. The event scored a Race Index of 63.5% after attracting a lot of the world’s Top 50 men.

#
Athlete
Time
Base Points
Race Index
World Ranking Points
1Travis Grant2:04:42100.063.50%63.50
2Danny Ching2:05:3775.063.50%47.63
3Georges Cronsteadt2:06:3160.063.50%38.10
4Titouan Puyo2:06:5350.063.50%31.75
5Connor Baxter2:07:1042.563.50%26.99
6Jake Jensen2:07:4335.063.50%22.23
7Bicho Jimenez2:08:0430.063.50%19.05
8Michael Booth2:08:5625.063.50%15.88
9Niuhiti Buillard2:09:0022.563.50%14.29
10Eric Terrien2:09:1220.063.50%12.70
11Beau O'Brian2:09:3618.063.50%11.43
12Ryan Helm2:10:2116.063.50%10.16
13Chase Kosterlitz2:10:2315.063.50%9.53
14Vinnicius Martins2:10:2414.063.50%8.89
15Chuck Glynn2:10:2613.063.50%8.26
16Zane Schweitzer2:10:3412.063.50%7.62
17Paul Jackson2:10:4111.063.50%6.99
18Kelly Margetts2:11:0310.063.50%6.35
19Noa Hopper2:11:239.063.50%5.72
20Toby Cracknell2:12:598.063.50%5.08
21Josh Riccio2:13:037.563.50%4.76
22Branislav Sramek2:13:317.063.50%4.45
23Casper Steinfath2:13:516.563.50%4.13
24Kenny Kaneko2:14:206.063.50%3.81
25Giorgio Gomez2:14:305.563.50%3.49
26Kieran Grant2:14:525.263.50%3.30
27Jeramie Vaine2:15:114.963.50%3.11
28Larry Cain2:15:294.663.50%2.92
29Tommy Buday2:16:384.363.50%2.73
30Belar Diaz2:19:234.063.50%2.54
31Billy Jr2:19:273.863.50%2.41
32Chance Fielder2:19:363.663.50%2.29
33Michael Tavares2:19:543.463.50%2.16
34Cyril Burguiere2:20:043.263.50%2.03
35Billy Miller2:20:233.063.50%1.91
36Daniel Russell2:20:382.863.50%1.78
37Garrett Fletcher2:20:522.663.50%1.65
38Brad Ward2:21:102.463.50%1.52
39Bill Kraft2:21:222.263.50%1.40
40Corey Taylor2:21:412.063.50%1.27
41Brian Meyer2:23:151.963.50%1.21
42Jim Terrell2:23:251.863.50%1.14
43Quintin Chiapperino2:25:131.763.50%1.08
44Jesse Kautz2:25:151.663.50%1.02
45Christian Goerloff2:25:301.563.50%0.95
46Tucker Ingalls2:26:071.463.50%0.89
47Jeremy Whitted2:26:311.363.50%0.83
48Christopher Norman2:26:391.263.50%0.76
49Jason Chew2:26:451.163.50%0.70
50Spencer Lacy2:27:221.063.50%0.64