World Rankings for Stand Up Paddle Racing 

Top 100 Men   |   Top 50 Women   |   Race Index
Battle of the Brands   |   Battle of the Nations

 
Welcome to the SUP Racer World Rankings, the most accurate way to follow, analyse and cheer on this great sport of ours. The Top 100 Men and Top 50 Women in the world are ranked on their performances at the major races of the past 12 months. Only a paddler’s best five results count in their total ranking points.

Our ranking system uses a complex algorithm, which took two years to develop and has been tailor-made to the sport stand up paddle racing. Results from every SUP race in the world are analysed, with each event scoring a “Race Index” number based on the level of competition. Only events with a minimum level of competition (a score of 15% on the Race Index) will count in the World Rankings. The harder a race is to win, the more points you get for winning.

 

TOP 100 MEN

  • Rankings as of 1st January 2016 (i.e. 2015 end of season standings)
  • There are currently 32 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
  • Races: Number of elite-level races in the past 12 months (only best five results count)
  • +/- points: This is not how many points were scored in the most recent race, but rather how much an athlete’s total points tally changed after the latest update.

#
+/-
Athlete
Points
+/-
Races
Nation
Brand
1-Connor Baxter232.00-19HawaiiStarboard
2-Travis Grant216.00-10AustraliaNSP
3-Danny Ching198.06-8USA404
4-Kai Lenny166.88-8HawaiiNaish
5-Titouan Puyo158.68-12FranceNSP
6-Casper Steinfath154.26-12DenmarkNaish
7-Mo Freitas144.93-10HawaiiFocus
8-Kelly Margetts113.60-9AustraliaLahui Kai
9-Georges Cronsteadt102.96-7TahitiSIC
10-Arthur Arutkin94.15-9FranceFanatic
11-Jake Jensen90.56-15AustraliaFanatic
12-Bicho Jimenez86.31-12MexicoRogue
13-Matt Nottage83.26-9AustraliaStarboard
14-Trevor Tunnington79.10-4New ZealandStarboard
15-Leonard Nika78.77-13ItalyStarboard
16-Zane Schweitzer75.96-9HawaiiStarboard
17-Beau O'Brian71.98-13AustraliaStarboard
18-Vinnicius Martins69.74-13BrazilJP Australia
19-Kody Kerbox69.44-8HawaiiNaish
20-Paolo Marconi52.41-8ItalyRRD
21-Kenny Kaneko51.74-11JapanSIC
22-Niuhiti Buillard51.31-9Tahiti404
23-Slater Trout51.15-7USAInfinity
24-Martin Letourneur48.82-9FranceHobie
25-Chuck Glynn44.89-5USALairdSUP
26-Fernando Stalla44.60-11MexicoRogue
27-Eric Terrien43.60-11FranceBIC
28-Chase Kosterlitz43.04-6USAJP Australia
29-Paul Jackson42.82-14New ZealandOne
30-James Casey41.50-10AustraliaJP Australia
31-Michael Booth39.39-3AustraliaStarboard
32-Giorgio Gomez38.18-6USAInfinity
33-Lincoln Dews36.92-4AustraliaLahui Kai
34-Toby Cracknell36.27-7AustraliaNaish
35-Dylan Frick35.62-6South AfricaStarboard
36-Roman Frejo35.03-5SpainStarboard
37-Travis Baptiste35.03-3Hawaii404
38-Bullet Obra34.37-3HawaiiHobie
39-Josh Riccio32.08-9HawaiiRogue
40-Noa Hopper30.94-7USA404
41-Davide Ionico28.42-5ItalyFanatic
42-Jeremy Riggs26.87-3HawaiiSIC
43-Enzo Bennett25.73-2TahitiNaish
44-Davide Codotto24.87-5ItalyFanatic
45-Paul Simmons22.59-3UKStarboard
46-Tomoyasu Murabayashi21.75-10JapanStarboard
47-Bernd Roediger21.65-4USANaish
48-Jérémy Teulade21.45-6FranceStarboard
49-Ethan Koopmans21.09-5South AfricaNaish
50-Aaron Rowe20.38-6Jerseyfree agent
51-Noa Ginella19.65-7HawaiiNaish
52-Belar Diaz19.51-12Spainfree agent
53-Dave Kalama19.50-1HawaiiImagine
54-Ben Tardrew19.05-4AustraliaNSP
55-Ryan James18.26-4UKMistral
56-Tucker Ingalls17.76-7USANaish
57-Pepe Oltra17.47-5SpainSIC
58-Claudio Nika17.31-3Italyfree agent
59-Gaetan Sene16.65-3FranceStarboard
60-Dane Jackson16.50-1USAPau Hana
61-Tino Aja Martin16.12-3SpainSIC
62-Branislav Sramek15.53-7Czech RepublicJP Australia
63-Garrett Fletcher15.10-5USAfree agent
64-Chance Fielder15.05-5USAInfinity
65-Armie Armstrong14.90-4New Zealandfree agent
66-Livio Menelau14.55-2BrazilSIC
67-Felipe Rodriguez14.49-2MexicoRiviera
68-Ollie Shilston14.29-5UKfree agent
69-Ryan Helm14.23-3USARiviera
70-Joseph Gueguen14.10-3FranceNah Skwell
71-Giordano Bruno Caparella13.95-4ItalyBIC
72-Arthur Daniel13.62-2FranceF-One
73-Ludovic Teulade13.60-7FranceStarboard
74-Pete Holliday13.23-4UKBIC
75-Jeramie Vaine13.22-6USABOGA
76-Peter Bartl13.02-4AustriaJP Australia
77-Riggs Napoleon12.96-3HawaiiNaish
78-Peter Weidert12.71-3GermanyJP Australia
79-Kai Nicolas-Steimer12.38-2GermanyFanatic
80-Jayden Jensen12.35-4AustraliaLahui Kai
81-Ryan Murphy12.20-3HawaiiRiviera
82-Hakim Dridah11.74-7SwitzerlandRRD
83-Tommy Buday Jr11.70-4CanadaSIC
84-Arthur Santacreu11.27-2BrazilRatones
85-Steve Walker11.20-4AustraliaNSP
86-Bart de Zwart11.12-6NetherlandsStarboard
87-Sam Parker11.03-3Australiafree agent
88-Sean Poynter11.00-1USAStarboard
89-Martin Vitry9.73-2FranceBIC
90-Eric Giddens9.71-2USAULI
91-Greg Closier9.50-3FranceHobie
92-Mike Tavares9.18-4USABadfish
93-Joel van Backel9.00-1Belgiumfree agent
94-Toni Martin8.75-3Spainfree agent
95-Christopher Parker8.50-6AustraliaSUP Racer
96-Vincent Verhoeven8.39-2FranceNSP
97-Anthony Vela8.38-4USAInfinity
98-William Lee8.33-2Australiafree agent
99-Andy Davies8.23-3AustraliaNaish
100-Reza Nasiri8.19-3Italyfree agent

 
TOP 50 WOMEN

  • Rankings as of 1st January 2016 (i.e. 2015 end of season standings)
  • There are currently 26 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 50 out of 239 total paddlers in the women’s rankings database
  • Races: Number of elite-level races from the past 12 months (only best five results count)
  • +/- points: This is not how many points were scored in the most recent race, but rather how much an athlete’s total points tally changed after the latest update.

#
+/-
Name
Points
+/-
Races
Nation
Brand
1-Annabel Anderson207.75-10New ZealandLahui Kai
2-Candice Appleby172.50-10USAInfinity
3-Fiona Wylde147.68-12USAStarboard
4-Sonni Hönscheid139.60-11GermanySIC
5-Angela Jackson119.08-12AustraliaOne
6-Terrene Black116.01-8AustraliaECS
7-Lina Augaitis113.93-7CanadaSIC
8-Shae Foudy104.98-7USARiviera
9-Penelope Strickland67.74-5New ZealandZenith
10-Celine Guesdon62.69-9FranceBIC
11-Lexi Alston58.47-6USAHobie
12-Shelby Taylor56.65-10USARiviera
13-April Zilg54.69-5USAHobie
14-Andrea Moller50.06-3BrazilSIC
15-Manca Notar49.73-4SloveniaNaish
16-Kimberly Barnes48.00-5USAfree agent
17-Marie Buchanan47.13-7UKStarboard
18-Shannon Bell45.90-3CanadaStarboard
19-Rebecca Giddens45.00-2USAULI
20-Susak Molinero43.23-6SpainRRD
21-Mariko Strickland42.75-4HawaiiNaish
22-Ane Zulaika41.64-4SpainStarboard
23-Rachel Bruntsch41.23-4HawaiiRogue
24-Erika Benitez38.84-5USA/MexicoBrawner
25-Morgan Hoesterey36.81-4USASIC
26-Tarryn King35.26-5South AfricaCoreban
27-Carol Scheunemann32.95-3Germanyfree agent
28-Laura Quetglas32.01-5SpainSIC
29-Kelsa Gabehart30.12-5USAfree agent
30-Izzi Gomez29.46-2USAStarboard
31-Alyson Fromm29.36-3USAInfinity
32-Devin Blish29.35-2HawaiiSIC
33-Lena Ribeiro29.31-3BrazilSIC
34-Shakira Westdorp26.45-2AustraliaStarboard
35-Susanne Lier25.46-3GermanyHobie
36-Sophia Bartlow24.08-2USARiviera
37-Kathy Shipman22.80-1Hawaiifree agent
38-Jenn J Lee21.80-4HawaiiBlue Planet
39-Joanne Hamilton-Vale21.71-3UKfree agent
40-Jade Howson20.77-4USARiviera
41-Hannah Hill18.95-3USANaish
42-Sage Donnelly17.43-1USABadfish
43-Jenny Kalmbach17.25-1Costa Ricafree agent
44-Lara Claydon15.38-2HawaiiStarboard
45-Takayo Yokoyama14.44-3JapanNoahNic
46-Kalia Alexiou13.86-2USABOGA
47-Silvia Mecucci13.80-2ItalyFanatic
48-Emma Reijmerink13.23-2NetherlandsNaish
49-Erika Barausse12.94-3ItalyRRD
50-Sarah Sandstrom12.83-2USAfree agent

 
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 32 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
81.0%Pacific Paddle GamesConnor Baxter09/10/201514'Overall results (pro division)
63.5%Carolina CupTravis Grant04/25/201514'Elite Graveyard
56.0%Gorge Paddle Challenge - DownwindKelly Margetts08/23/201514'Elite division
52.0%Gorge Paddle Challenge - CourseDanny Ching08/22/201514'Elite division
48.0%Huntington Beach ProKai Lenny10/04/201512'6overall results
43.5%The Lost Mills - DistanceConnor Baxter06/06/201514'Distance Race
43.0%ISA Worlds - DistanceDanny Ching05/13/201512'6Distance Race
39.5%Barcelona World SeriesConnor Baxter06/27/201512'6overall results
35.5%ISA Worlds - CourseConnor Baxter05/17/201512'6Finals + qualifiers
35.5%Hayama Pro JapanKai Lenny09/05/201512'6overall
33.5%The Lost Mills - Time TrialTrevor Tunnington06/04/201514'Fastest Paddler On Earth
32.5%OluKai Ho'olaule'aConnor Baxter05/02/2015Unlimitedincluding 14'
31.0%Molokai 2 OahuTravis Grant07/26/2015Unlimitedincluding 14'
30.5%World Series FinalsKai Lenny10/17/201512'6overall results
29.5%Bilbao World SUP ChallengeTitouan Puyo06/13/201514'overall results
22.0%Payette River GamesMo Freitas06/19/201511'Overall top 50
22.0%SUP Race CupTravis Grant05/31/201514'combined results
21.5%Maui 2 MolokaiConnor Baxter07/18/2015Unlimitedincluding 14'
21.0%King of the CutMatt Nottage12/06/201514'All 14' divisions
21.0%Port Adriano SUP RaceTravis Grant05/23/201514'distance race
21.0%Race The Lake of the Sky (14 miler)Danny Ching06/28/201514'All boards 14 and below
19.0%Paris CrossingTitouan Puyo12/06/201512'6Pro division
18.0%The DoctorMatt Nottage11/28/201514'14' divisions
16.0%Poi Bowl (Maliko race)Connor Baxter07/12/2015Unlimitedincluding 14'
15.0%Race The Lake of the Sky (5 miler)Danny Ching06/27/201514'All boards 14 and below
15.0%Harry's Paddle - Distance RaceTrevor Tunnington03/22/201514'All boards 14 and below
15.0%Harry's Paddle - BOP RaceKelly Margetts03/21/201512'6all divisions
15.0%Italia Surf Expo RaceZane Schweitzer07/26/201512'6overall results
15.0%Adriatic Crown*Paolo Marconi06/20/201514'overall results
15.0%St'Ives Bay Celtic Cup*Connor Baxter06/30/201514'distance race only
15.0%Deep SUP Race Noja*Roman Frejo06/19/201514'overall results
15.0%Happy Summer SUP Race Namur*Titouan Puyo06/27/201514'single race

 
WOMEN’S RACE INDEX

RACE INDEX
Event Name
Winner
Date
Boards
Notes
63.0%Pacific Paddle GamesCandice Appleby09/10/201512'6Overall results (pro division)
48.0%Carolina CupAnnabel Anderson04/25/201512'6Elite Graveyard
43.0%Gorge Paddle Challenge - DistanceAnnabel Anderson08/23/201512'6Elite division
42.5%Gorge Paddle Challenge - CourseAnnabel Anderson08/22/201512'6Elite division
41.0%Payette River GamesRebecca Giddens06/19/201511'Overall
38.0%OluKaiAndrea Moller05/02/2015Unlimitedline honours
34.5%Molokai 2 OahuSonni Hönscheid07/27/2015allline honours
31.0%The Lost Mills - Time TrialLina Augaitis06/04/201514'Fastest Paddler On Earth
28.5%ISA Worlds - CourseCandice Appleby05/17/201512'6Final and qualifiers
28.5%World Series FinalsCandice Appleby10/17/201512'6overall results
27.0%Huntington Beach ProCandice Appleby10/04/201512'6overall results
27.0%Santa Monica Pier Paddle - DistanceAnnabel Anderson06/06/201512'6distance race only
25.5%Hayama Pro JapanCandice Appleby09/05/201512'6overall
24.5%ISA Worlds - DistanceCandice Appleby05/12/201512'6Distance Race
24.0%Santa Monica Pier Paddle - CrossShae Foudy06/06/201512'6SUP cross only
23.5%The Lost Mills - DistanceSonni Hönscheid06/06/201514'Distance Race
21.5%Bilbao World SUP ChallengeLina Augaitis06/13/201514'overall results
20.0%Race The Lake of the Sky (5 miler)Annabel Anderson06/27/201512'6all divisions 12'6 and under
20.0%Barcelona World SeriesCandice Appleby06/27/201512'6overall results
18.5%Race The Lake of the Sky (14 miler)Annabel Anderson06/28/201512'6all divisions 12'6 and under
16.5%SUP Race CupSonni Honscheid05/30/201514'overall results
15.0%Port Adriano SUP Race*Sonni Honscheid05/23/201514'Distance Race
15.0%Adriatic Crown*Angela Jackson06/20/201514'overall results
15.0%St'Ives Bay Celtic Cup*Fiona Wylde05/30/201514'Distance race
15.0%Noja SUP Race*Ane Zulaika06/19/201514'overall results
15.0%Happy Summer SUP Race Namur*Carol Scheunemann06/27/201514'overall results

* This year we experimented with “protected events” that received a guaranteed inclusion in the rankings system (i.e. a guaranteed minimum of 15.0%)
 
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