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 October 2nd
  • Races added this week:  Pacific Paddle Games (82.5%), Battle of the Bay (30.0%), 11 City Tour (30.0%)
  • Races dropped this week:  2016 Pacific Paddle Games (92.5%), 2016 11 City Tour (30.0%)
  • Next race to be added: The Japan Cup (2-star) on October 14th
  • Next race to be dropped: 2016 Japan Cup (30%) on October 14th
  • There are currently 30 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 100 out of 623 total paddlers in the database
  • Maximum five best results count
#
+/-
Athlete
Points
+/-
Races
Brand
Nation
1-Connor Baxter265.00-10.0019StarboardHawaii
2+2Titouan Puyo218.94+3.9314NSPFrance
3-1Travis Grant209.00-31.508NSPAustralia
4-1Michael Booth205.25-28.1316StarboardAustralia
5-Mo Freitas184.88-17FocusHawaii
6+2Lincoln Dews147.13+8.0711DEEPAustralia
7-1James Casey142.50-14SunovaAustralia
8-1Bruno Hasulyo134.25-7.5013StarboardHungary
9-Casper Steinfath131.14-8NaishDenmark
10+5Danny Ching120.28+29.504404USA
11+13Matt Nottage111.30+50.768StarboardAustralia
12-2Arthur Arutkin106.03-22.8113FanaticFrance
13-1Bernd Roediger104.94-3.334NaishHawaii
14-1Trevor Tunnington102.50-11StarboardNew Zealand
15-4Georges Cronsteadt100.61-27.698425Tahiti
16-2Steeve Teihotaata89.00-10.005MistralTahiti
17-Leonard Nika88.72+3.9012StarboardItaly
18-Daniel Hasulyo88.11+7.508StarboardHungary
19-3Slater Trout82.79-6.1611InfinityUSA
20-1Vinnicius Martins78.13-0.1811JPBrazil
21-1Toby Cracknell70.05-7InfinityAustralia
22-1Josh Riccio68.75+0.7510F-OneUSA
23-1Clément Colmas67.50-3StarboardFrance
24+8Martin Vitry66.25+20.558OXBOWFrance
25-2Ryan Funk63.08-8StarboardHawaii
26+8Kelly Margetts58.95+15.317SunovaAustralia
27-1Paolo Marconi55.73-11RRDItaly
28-3Marcus Hansen54.13-3.259NSPNew Zealand
29+8Rete Ebb53.85+15.005MistralTahiti
30+1Martino Rogai48.89+3.0010free agentItaly
31-3Kody Kerbox48.72-7SICHawaii
32-5Giorgio Gomez48.43-5.218InfinityUSA
33+6Tom Auber47.66+9.606FanaticFrancw
34-5Kenny Kaneko46.48-8JPJapan
35-2Martin Letourneur44.56+0.274HobieFrance
36-1Enzo Bennett40.58-0.235425Tahiti
37-1Bullet Obra38.40-1.756HobieHawaii
38-Federico Esposito38.37-6FanaticItaly
39+1Jake Jensen33.95-0.617ONEAustralia
40+2Itzel Delgado31.60-11InfinityPeru
41+3Ludovic Teulade31.52+1.159OXBOWFrance
42-1Noa Hopper30.78-1.238404USA
43+2Noic Garioud29.52-3SunovaFrance
44+2Marcus Tardrew28.91-3SunovaAustralia
45+4Ty Judson28.84+2.644Blue PlanetAustralia
46+26Bruno Tauhiro28.19+12.754MistralTahiti
47+5Claudio Nika28.01+4.966StarboardItaly
48+2Gabi Bachelet26.94+1.495NSPFrance
49-1Beau O'Brian25.85-2.223StarboardAustralia
50-3Arthur Santacreu23.85-4.502RatonesBrazil
51-Tomoyasu Murabayashi23.63-4StarboardJapan
52-9Zane Schweitzer23.58-7.403StarboardHawaii
53-Tim Cyprien22.33-4FanaticAustralia
54-Davide Ionico22.08-5FanaticItaly
55+5Jérémy Teulade21.79+2.069OXBOWFrance
56-Arvis Iljins21.28-4PrestolLatvia
57-Steven Bredow20.85-6JPGermany
58-3Bart de Zwart20.85-0.754StarboardNetherlands
59-1Boris Jinvresse20.19-4StarboardFrance
60+5Chase Kosterlitz20.14+2.464JPUSA
61-2Yoann Cronsteadt20.00-1NSPTahiti
62-1Ethan Koopmans19.10-4NaishSouth Africa
63-1Ricardo Haverschmidt18.75-7FanaticChile
64-34Kai Lenny18.38-27.751NaishHawaii
65-2Aaron Rowe18.00-6LokahiJersey
66-Paul Lenfant17.66-5StarboardPoland
67-Ryohei Yoshida17.27-4SawarnaJapan
68-Tyler Bashor17.26-4InfinityUSA
69+13Tamarua Cowan17.20+3.804StarboardTahiti
70-1Jurgi Zulaika16.88-4StarboardBasque
71+4Paul Jackson16.80+1.507ONENew Zealand
72-2Pau Ybarra16.44-4StarboardSpain
73-9Garrett Fletcher16.22-1.484YOLOUSA
74-3Alexandre Bicrel15.69-4NSPFrance
75-2Christian Andersen15.43-4FanaticDenmark
76-2Peter Kosinski15.39-5StarboardIreland
77+19Niuhiti Buillard15.18+5.902425Tahiti
78-2Vincent Verhoeven15.01-5NSPFrance
79-2Wong Yu Him15.00-1NaishHong Kong
80-1Nico Schenk14.95-3ONESwitzerland
81-Dave Kissane14.00-1free agentAustralia
82+10Ollie Houghton13.79+3.552StarboardNew Zealand
83-3Dylan Frick12.95-1.206StarboardSouth Africa
84-1Chris Couve12.17-7StarboardSouth Africa
85-Armie Armstrong12.00-1free agentNew Zealand
86+1Kosuke Matsuyama11.80-2free agentJapan
87newGuilherme dos Reis11.55+11.551Rio BoardsBrazil
88-Tyler Jaggers11.40-2Blue PlanetHawaii
89-Rodney Ellis11.35-4StarboardUSA
90-12James van Drunen10.76-4.204MistralNetherlands
91newRafael Alexandre10.50+10.501free agentBrazil
92-1Jeffrey Spencer10.26-4InfinityCanada
93-9Manatea Bopp du Pont10.07-1.952StarboardTahiti
94-1Kaito Miyakoshi9.60-2404Japan
95+158Kjell de Bruyn9.44+6.753FanaticNetherlands
96+60Caio Vaz9.40+4.503SICBrazil
97-2Kawika Kinimaka9.38-2free agentHawaii
98+7Robert Stehlik9.29+1.293Blue PlanetHawaii
99-2Nikos Syrigos9.22-2NaishGreece
100-2Giordano Capparella9.16-2BICItaly

 
 

TOP 50 WOMEN

  • Last updated October 2nd
  • Races added this week:  Pacific Paddle Games (76.0%)
  • Races dropped this week:  2016 Pacific Paddle Games (71.5%)
  • Next race to be added: The Japan Cup (2-star) on October 14th
  • Next race to be dropped: 2016 Japan Cup (30.0%) on October 14th
  • There are currently 28 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 50 out of 205 total paddlers in the database
  • Maximum five best results count
#
+/-
Athlete
Points
+/-
Races
Brand
Nation
1-Annabel Anderson312.00+33.1012free agentNew Zealand
2-Fiona Wylde227.00+8.0010StarboardUSA
3-Olivia Piana204.90+21.2510StarboardFrance
4-Terrene Black182.60+1.9111ECSAustralia
5-Sonni Hönscheid179.00-12StarboardGermany
6+1Penelope Strickland141.20-10StarboardNew Zealand
7-1Candice Appleby126.60-48.708InfinityUSA
8+1Seychelle Hattingh114.85+8.609SICUSA
9-1Annie Reickert110.49-9NaishHawaii
10+1Angela Jackson103.43-7ONEAustralia
11-1April Zilg102.90-0.786HobieUSA
12-Amandine Chazot97.43-7StarboardFrance
13-Susak Molinero90.50-11RRDSpain
14+1Jade Howson89.68-8SICUSA
15+1Yuka Sato88.20-6StarboardJapan
16-2Shae Foudy82.34-8.024RivieraUSA
17+5Laura Quetglas72.60+15.205StarboardSpain
18-1Hannah Hill68.95-3.136NaishUSA
19-1Lena Ribeiro66.00-3MistralBrazil
20-1Manca Notar61.50-4NaishSlovenia
21-1Petronella van Malsen60.60-7MistralNetherlands
22-1Lexi Alston60.46+0.724HobieUSA
23-Kali'a Alexiou55.48-6free agentUSA
24-Susanne Lier53.65-7NSPGermany
25-Erika Benitez50.40-6BrawnerUSA/Mexico
26-Chloe Walkerdene50.13+0.447InfinityAustralia
27-Andrea Moller48.21-3SICBrazil/Hawaii
28-Kiyomi Sheppard47.04-7free agentJapan
29-Karla Gilbert45.00-2NaishAustralia
30+1Genna Flinkman44.70+3.336InfinityCanada
31-1Takayo Yokoyama41.19-4RivieraJapan
32+3Jenn Lee40.53+1.936Blue PlanetHawaii
33-1Kate Baker40.00-2ONEUK/Australia
34-1Cyara Palenzuela39.42-4F-ONEBasque
35-1Marie Buchanan39.00-3StarboardUK
36-Siri Schubert32.50-2free agentSwitzerland
37-Chiara Nordio28.75-5RivieraItaly
38-Belinda Stowell-Brett27.82-3StarboardAustralia
39+1Tomoe Yasu27.60-3404Japan
40-1Izzi Gomez26.83-0.984StarboardUSA
41-Joanne Hamilton-Vale26.65-2free agentUK
42-Lara Claydon26.51-4StarboardHawaii
43+2Puatea Ellis25.09+2.894StarboardTahiti
44+9Stephanie Shideler25.04+7.143InfinityUSA
45-2Laura Bartl24.25-4JPAustria
46+5Shannon Bell22.76+4.253StarboardCanada
47-3Melanie Lafenetre22.33-2InfinityFrance
48-2Charlotte Spicer21.75-2NSPSingapore
49+12Ozbolt Sylvana20.70+5.702free agentTahiti
50-2Alejandra Brito20.48+0.655404Mexico

 
 

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 30 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
82.5%2017 Pacific Paddle GamesConnor Baxter10/01/201714'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
40.0%2017 San Sebastian Paddle Tour (EuroTour)Michael Booth06/17/201714'distance race
30.0%2017 ISA Worlds: SprintsCasper Steinfath09/03/201712'6ISA
30.0%2017 Noosa Festival of SurfingMichael Booth03/05/201714'overall results
30.0%2017 SUP 11 City TourDaniel Hasulyo09/17/201714'final leaderboard
30.0%2016 Japan CupMichael Booth09/11/201612'6combined results
30.0%2017 Maui2MolokaiConnor Baxter07/15/2017Unlimitedline honours
30.0%2017 Battle of the BayConnor Baxter08/23/201714'combined
30.0%2016 King of the CutTitouan Puyo12/04/201614'All 14' divisions
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
20.0%2017 Hong Kong Int'l SUP ChampionshipMichael Booth08/26/201714'elite race

 
WOMEN’S RACE INDEX

Race Index
Event Name
Winner
Date
Boards
Notes
76.0%2017 Pacific Paddle GamesAnnabel Anderson10/01/201712'6overall results
72.0%2017 Gorge Paddle Challenge - Double DownwinderFiona Wylde08/19/201712'6Elite division
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
33.0%2017 Battle of the BayAnnabel Anderson09/23/201712'6overall 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%2017 SUP 11 City TourLena Ribeiro09/17/201714'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
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