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, where 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 the “big” events that attract several top athletes and score 15% or more on the Race Index will count for the World Rankings. The higher the Race Index score, the more points on offer to competitors.

 

TOP 100 MEN

  • Rankings as of January 2017 (aka the 2016 “end of season rankings” // first points race of 2017 is in March)
  • There are currently 30 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 100 out of 608 total paddlers in the database
  • Maximum of best five results count

#
Athlete
Points
Races
Nation
Board
1Connor Baxter282.0018HawaiiStarboard
2Michael Booth217.3815AustraliaStarboard
3Travis Grant192.298AustraliaNSP
4Titouan Puyo183.7514FranceNSP
5Kai Lenny171.559HawaiiNaish
6Mo Freitas162.7013HawaiiFocus
7Casper Steinfath142.9312DenmarkNaish
8Danny Ching129.385USA404
9Georges Cronsteadt125.438Tahiti425 Pro
10Arthur Arutkin124.1911FranceFanatic
11James Casey117.6311AustraliaSunova
12Jake Jensen104.8315AustraliaONE
13Leonard Nika102.9014ItalyStarboard
14Matt Nottage97.6510AustraliaStarboard
15Toby Cracknell93.759AustraliaInfinity
16Bernd Roediger92.717HawaiiNaish
17Bruno Hasulyo87.2412HungaryStarboard
18Vinnicius Martins86.6414BrazilJP Australia
19Trevor Tunnington83.639New ZealandStarboard
20Kelly Margetts80.259AustraliaSunova
21Daniel Hasulyo69.0312HungaryStarboard
22Slater Trout67.258USAInfinity
23Kenny Kaneko65.6011JapanJP Australia
24Steeve Teihotaata63.084TahitiMistral
25Marcus Hansen57.005New ZealandNSP
26Giorgio Gomez56.807USAInfinity
27Beau O'Brian54.319AustraliaStarboard
28Zane Schweitzer54.259HawaiiStarboard
29Lincoln Dews49.666AustraliaJM Paddleboards
30Josh Riccio48.359USAF-One
31Rete Ebb47.936TahitiStarboard
32Martin Letourneur45.6311FranceHobie
33Niuhiti Buillard44.385Tahiti404
34Bullet Obra41.399HawaiiHobie
35Martino Rogai34.226ItalyInfinity
36Chuck Glynn34.175USALairdSUP
37Chase Kosterlitz33.365USAJP Australia
38Noa Hopper31.837USA404
39Kody Kerbox28.925HawaiiSIC
40Tomoyasu Murabayashi28.056JapanStarboard
41Martin Vitry27.236FranceBIC
42Paul Jackson24.115New ZealandONE
43Boris Jinvresse23.504FranceStarboard
44Paolo Marconi23.425ItalyRRD
45Jérémy Teulade22.945FranceBIC
46Jeremy Riggs22.694HawaiiSIC
47Clément Colmas22.501FranceStarboard
48Pepe Oltra22.504SpainKundaka
49Giordano Capparella22.314ItalyBIC
50Eric Terrien21.945FranceBIC
51Davide Ionico21.665ItalyFanatic
52Manatea Bopp du Pont21.535TahitiNSP
53Guilherme dos Reis20.402BrazilNew Advance
54Dylan Frick20.394South AfricaStarboard
55Ryan Funk19.835HawaiiStarboard
56Jurgi Zulaika18.935SpainStarboard
57Belar Diaz17.8212SpainECS
58Ludovic Teulade17.024FranceStarboard
59Ethan Koopmans16.614South AfricaNaish
60Kieran Grant15.613USAHovie
61Larry Cain15.602CanadaStarboard
62Riggs Napoleon15.333HawaiiNaish
63Chris Couve15.055South AfricaStarboard
64Garrett Fletcher14.975USAYOLO
65Travis Baptiste14.502Hawaii404
66Connor Bonham14.294USABIC
67Branislav Sramek14.045Czech RepublicJP Australia
68Dave Kalama14.001HawaiiImagine
69Nico Schenk13.345SwitzerlandONE
70Ryan Helm12.775USARiviera
71Livio Menelau12.693BrazilSIC
72Roman Frejo12.022SpainStarboard
73Luiz Guida11.632BrazilHobie
74Dave Kissane11.551Australiafree agent
75Tom Auber11.252FranceFanatic
76Ole Schwarz11.233GermanyNaish
77Vincent Verhoeven11.154FranceNSP
78Joseph Gueguen11.092FranceSIC
79Daniel Russell10.844USARiviera
80Gabriel Bachelet10.842FranceBONZ
81Davide Codotto10.802ItalyRRD
82Ryohei Yoshida10.512JapanSawarna
83Martijn van Deth10.501NetherlandsStarboard
84Ricardo Haverschmidt10.062ChileMistral
85Tyler Bashor10.042USAInfinity
86Enzo Bennett10.012TahitiNaish
87Nick Scheel9.883USARiviera
88Guy Barel9.726IsraelFocus
89Tim Cyprien9.602AustraliaFanatic
90Ryan Murphy9.422HawaiiRiviera
91Damian Warner9.003UKStarboard
92Fernando Stalla8.702MexicoRogue
93Tamarua Cowan8.501TahitiStarboard
94Steven Bredow8.193GermanyJP Australia
95Glenn Eldridge8.162UKStarboard
96Federico Esposito8.102ItalyFanatic
97Kawika Kinimaka7.933Hawaiifree agent
98Steve Walker7.802AustraliaONE
99Seiji Kashiwagi7.772Japanfree agent
100Robert Hess7.562USABIC

 
TOP 50 WOMEN

  • Rankings as of January 2017 (aka the 2016 “end of season rankings” // first points race of 2017 is in March)
  • There are currently 26 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 50 out of 283 total paddlers in the database
  • Maximum of best five results count

 

#
Athlete
Points
Races
Nation
Brand
1Annabel Anderson234.789New Zealandfree agent
2Candice Appleby216.509USAInfinity
3Sonni Hönscheid197.0010GermanyStarboard
4Fiona Wylde181.5312USAStarboard
5Shae Foudy166.386USARiviera
6Angela Jackson148.505AustraliaONE
7Terrene Black140.7012AustraliaECS
8Olivia Piana135.756FranceStarboard
9Seychelle Hattingh125.508USASIC
10April Zilg87.8810USAHobie
11Laura Quetglas81.505SpainStarboard
12Manca Notar78.386Sloveniafree agent
13Hannah Hill66.834USANaish
14Lexi Alston66.2410USAHobie
15Lina Augaitis62.985CanadaSIC
16Susak Molinero57.225SpainRRD
17Takayo Yokoyama57.004Japanfree agent
18Karla Gilbert56.753AustraliaNaish
19Kali'a Alexiou56.705USAfree agent
20Jade Howson56.465USARiviera
21Penelope Armstrong54.002New ZealandStarboard
22Kimberly Barnes53.808USARiviera
23Devin Blish50.002HawaiiSIC
24Kate Baker47.444UK/AustraliaONE
25Amandine Chazot46.304FranceStarboard
26Marie Buchanan39.503UKStarboard
27Amy Woodward38.252HawaiiNSP
28Annie Reickert37.785HawaiiNaish
29Lena Ribeiro37.752BrazilMistral
30Talia Gangini Decoite35.394HawaiiRiviera
31Tomoe Yasu34.704Japanfree agent
32Petronella van Malsen34.502NetherlandsMistral
33Alyson Fromm33.524USAInfinity
34Siri Schubert33.002Switzerlandfree agent
35Chloe Walkerdene32.553AustraliaInfinity
36Jenn J Lee32.245HawaiiBlue Planet
37Kathy Shipman30.001Hawaiifree agent
38Susanne Lier29.203GermanyNSP
39Yuka Sato28.102JapanStarboard
40Victoria Burgess27.502USAfree agent
41Erika Benitez25.864USA/MexicoBrawner
42Morgan Hoesterey25.802USASurftech
43Noelani Sach24.953GermanyNaish
44Yuuka Horikoshi24.752Japanfree agent
45Genna Flinkman20.964CanadaInfinity
46Tarryn King20.582South AfricaCoreban
47Neza Jarc20.003SloveniaMistral
48Bailey Rosen18.652USAfree agent
49Mariko Strickland Lum18.403HawaiiNaish
50Alejandra Brito17.874Mexico404

 
RACE INDEX

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 30 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 50/30 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 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 30 men’s and 26 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
69.5%2016 Gorge Paddle Challenge - Double DownwinderConnor Baxter08/21/201614'Elite division
60.0%2016 Carolina CupTitouan Puyo04/23/201614'Elite Graveyard
50.0%2016 Molokai-2-OahuKai Lenny07/31/2016Unlimitedline honours
48.0%2016 Lost MillsMichael Booth05/28/201614'Distance Race
47.0%2016 Quiksilver JM Survivor Race @ HuntingtonMo Freitas08/14/2016open-
43.0%2016 Victoria CupCasper Steinfath05/15/201612'6overall results
40.0%2016 Gorge Paddle Challenge - Super LapConnor Baxter08/20/201614'Elite division
40.0%2016 Bilbao World SUP ChallengeConnor Baxter06/04/201614'distance race
40.0%2016 OluKai Ho'olaule'aConnor Baxter04/30/2016Unlimitedline honours
40.0%2016 ISA Worlds MarathonMichael Booth18/11/201612'6
40.0%2016 ISA Worlds Surf RaceCasper Steinfath17/11/201612'6
38.0%2016 World Series MauiKai Lenny10/16/201612'6overall results
30.5%2016 SUP Race Cup (St. Maxime)Connor Baxter05/22/201614'combined 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%2016 Maui2MolokaiConnor Baxter07/16/2016Unlimitedline honours
30.0%2016 SUP World CupConnor Baxter06/27/201614'overall results
30.0%2016 Tommy Bahama Pier PaddleDanny Ching06/11/201612'6overall results
30.0%2016 Saucy Jack ClassicJames Casey03/20/201614'overall results
30.0%2016 King of the CutTitouan Puyo12/04/201614'All 14' divisions
29.0%2016 San Sebastian Paddle TourTitouan Puyo06/11/201614'distance race
24.5%2016 Red Bull Heavy WaterConnor Baxter10/18/201612'6-
20.0%2016 Air France Paddle FestivalSteeve Teihotaata05/14/201614'Elite race (24km)
20.0%2016 Key West ClassicVinnicius Martins04/30/201614'All boards 14 and below
20.0%2016 Paris CrossingBruno Hasulyo12/04/201612'6Pro division
20.0%2016 The Fastest Paddler On Earth (note)Connor Baxter05/27/201614'Final run
18.5%2016 EuroTour CroatiaMichael Booth06/18/201614'distance race
16.5%2016 Hong Kong Int'l SUP ChampionshipKenny Kaneko08/28/2016?elite race
16.0%2016 EuroSUP Course RaceTitouan Puyo06/20/201612'6The Euros

 
WOMEN’S RACE INDEX

Race Index
Event Name
Winner
Date
Boards
Notes
72.5%2016 Gorge Paddle Challenge - Double DownwinderFiona Wylde08/21/201612'6Elite division
71.5%2016 Pacific Paddle GamesCandice Appleby10/02/201612'6overall results
60.0%2016 Carolina CupAnnabel Anderson04/23/201612'6Elite Graveyard
50.0%2016 Molokai-2-OahuSonni Hönscheid07/31/2016Unlimitedline honours
40.0%2016 Gorge Paddle Challenge - Super LapAnnabel Anderson08/20/201612'6Elite division
40.0%2016 Quiksilver JM Survivor Race @ HuntingtonShae Foudy08/14/2016open-
40.0%2016 The Lost MillsSonni Hönscheid05/28/201614'distance race
40.0%2016 OluKaiSonni Hönscheid04/30/2016Unlimitedline honours
40.0%2016 ISA Worlds MarathonCandice Appleby11/18/201612'6
40.0%2016 ISA Worlds Surf RacePenelope Armstrong11/16/201612'6
40.0%2016 Victoria CupAngie Jackson05/15/201612'6overall results
31.0%2016 SUP Race CupSonni Hönscheid05/22/201614'overall results
30.0%2016 SUP 11 City TourSeychelle Hattingh09/11/201614'final leaderboard
30.0%2016 Japan CupAnnabel Anderson09/11/201612'6combined results
30.0%2016 Maui2MolokaiDevin Blish07/16/2016Unlimitedline honours
30.0%2016 SUP World CupSonni Hönscheid06/26/201614'overall results
30.0%2016 Tommy Bahama Pier PaddleShae Foudy06/11/201612'6overall results
30.0%2016 King of the CutKarla Gilbert12/04/201614'All 14' divisions
30.0%2016 Bilbao World SUP ChallengeSeychelle Hattingh06/04/201614'distance race
30.0%2016 Saucy Jack ClassicAngela Jackson03/20/201614'overall results
23.0%2016 Battle of the BayAnnabel Anderson10/18/201612'6overall results
20.0%2016 San Sebastian Paddle TourOlivia Piana06/11/201614'distance race
20.0%2016 Air France Paddle FestivalOlivia Piana05/14/201614'distance race
20.0%2016 Key West ClassicApril Zilg04/30/201612'612 miler
20.0%2016 Paris CrossingSusak Molinero12/04/201612'6Pro division
20.0%2016 Fastest Paddler On EarthSeychelle Hattingh05/27/201614'Final run

 
 
SEASON 2016 STAR RATED EVENTS

Here are the star-rated events that have given guaranteed Race Index scores in season 2016. More big events may be added if/when they are confirmed later in the season. Read “Changes to the World Rankings and Race Calendar” for more info.

Stand Up Paddle Board races 2016

Read “Changes to the World Rankings and Race Calendar” for more info on the latest changes

 
 
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