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

  • Updated August 29th
  • Races added this week:  2nd Annual Hong Kong International SUP Championship (16.5%)
  • Races dropped this week:  none
  • Next races: The Japan Cup, September 10-11 (minimum 30%); 11 City Tour, September 7-11 (minimum 30%)
  • There are currently 27 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 100 out of 524 total paddlers in the database
  • Maximum of best five results count

 

#
+/-
Athlete
Points
+/-
Races
Nation
Brand
1-Connor Baxter270.50-18HawaiiStarboard
2-Mo Freitas203.30-13HawaiiFocus
3-Travis Grant177.29-10AustraliaNSP
4-Titouan Puyo171.55-12FranceNSP
5-Casper Steinfath170.05-10DenmarkNaish
6-Kai Lenny166.68+0.387HawaiiNaish
7-Michael Booth142.63-13AustraliaStarboard
8-Danny Ching131.43-5USA404
9-Jake Jensen106.05-16AustraliaFanatic
10-Matt Nottage103.65-10AustraliaStarboard
11-Leonard Nika101.20-13ItalyStarboard
12-James "Jimmy" Casey98.93-7AustraliaJP Australia
13-Toby Cracknell85.64-7AustraliaInfinity
14-Vinnicius Martins85.14-13BrazilJP Australia
15-Trevor Tunnington83.63-8New ZealandStarboard
16-Kelly Margetts82.53-8AustraliaLahui Kai
17+2Bernd Roediger74.58+6.656USANaish
18-1Arthur Arutkin77.08-10FranceFanatic
19-1Georges Cronsteadt75.18-6TahitiSIC
20-Kody Kerbox66.38-6HawaiiNaish
21-Martin Letourneur58.02-12FranceHobie
22-Bruno Hasulyo57.99-10HungaryStarboard
23-Daniel Hasulyo55.78-10HungaryStarboard
24-Beau O'Brian54.21-10AustraliaStarboard
25-Giorgio Gomez52.92-7USAInfinity
26+6Kenny Kaneko52.03+11.109JapanSIC
27-1Bullet Obra51.28-10HawaiiHobie
28-1Josh Riccio49.61-9USARogue
29-1Rete Ebb47.93-6TahitiStarboard
30-1Steeve Teihotaata46.60-4TahitiMistral
31-1Chuck Glynn46.07-4USALairdSUP
32-1Slater Trout45.71-6USAInfinity
33-Niuhiti Buillard39.52-5Tahiti404
34-Zane Schweitzer39.03-7HawaiiStarboard
35-Chase Kosterlitz33.59-5USAJP Australia
36-Noa Hopper30.29-7USA404
37-Eric Terrien26.43-7FranceBIC
38-Paul Jackson26.15-7New ZealandONE
39-Enzo Bennett24.40-2TahitiNaish
40-Martin Vitry23.31-5FranceBIC
41-Tomoyasu Murabayashi22.33-7JapanStarboard
42-Giordano Capparella22.31-4ItalyBIC
43-Jeremy Teulade22.27-5FranceStarboard
44-Davide Ionico21.66-5ItalyFanatic
45-Boris Jinvresse21.40-4FranceStarboard
46-Martino Rogai20.21-5ItalyJimmy Lewis
47-Jeremy Riggs18.89-3HawaiiSIC
48-Fernando Stalla18.68-3MexicoRogue
49-Lincoln Dews18.51-4AustraliaJM Paddleboards
50-Manatea Bopp du Pont18.01-4TahitiNSP
51-Paolo Marconi17.87-4ItalyRRD
52-Belar Diaz17.82-12SpainECS
53-Riggs Napoleon17.33-3HawaiiNaish
54-Ethan Koopmans16.40-4South AfricaNaish
55-Jurgi Zulaika16.11-5SpainStarboard
56-Dylan Frick16.00-3South AfricaStarboard
57-Larry Cain15.60-2CanadaStarboard
58-Kieran Grant14.50-2USAHovie
59-Travis Baptiste14.50-2Hawaii404
60-Connor Bonham14.29-4USABIC
61-Ryan Helm14.22-5USARiviera
62-Branislav Sramek14.04-5Czech RepublicJP Australia
63-Dave Kalama14.00-1HawaiiImagine
64-Joseph Gueguen13.94-3FranceNah Skwell
65-Ole Schwarz13.89-4GermanyNaish
66-Garrett Fletcher13.49-4USAYOLO
67-Jayden Jensen13.08-3AustraliaECS
68-Ben Tardrew12.90-2AustraliaONE
69-Livio Menelau12.69-3BrazilSIC
70-Roman Frejo12.02-2SpainStarboard
71-Luiz Guida11.63-2BrazilHobie
72-Dave Kissane11.55-1Australiafree agent
73-Greg Closier11.48-4Francefree agent
74-Ludovic Teulade11.44-4FranceStarboard
75-Vincent Verhoeven11.15-4FranceNSP
76-Daniel Russell10.84-4USARiviera
77-Gabriel Bachelet10.84-2FranceBONZ
78-Davide Codotto10.80-2ItalyStarboard
79-Brennan Rose10.64-3USAfree agent
80-Marcus Hansen10.50-1New ZealandNSP
81-Tyler Bashor10.04-2USAInfinity
82-Nick Scheel9.88-3USARiviera
83-Gaetan Sene9.50-1FranceStarboard
84-Ryan Murphy9.42-2HawaiiRiviera
85-Noa Ginella9.01-2HawaiiNaish
86-Andy Davies8.52-2AustraliaNaish
87-Tamarua Cowan8.50-1TahitiStarboard
88-William Lee8.33-2Australiafree agent
89-Steven Bredow8.19-3GermanyJP Australia
90-Felipe Rodriguez8.10-1MexicoRiviera
91-Sam Parker7.71-2Australiafree agent
92-Robert Hess7.56-2USABIC
93-Warwick Gray7.45-4New Zealandfree agent
94-Kai-Nicolas Steimer7.45-3GermanyFanatic
95-Chris Couve7.45-3South AfricaStarboard
96-Cyril Burguiere7.27-4USARiviera
97+427Tuan Lam7.01+7.011Singaporefree agent
98-Hapowa Mai7.00-1TahitiStarboard
99-Takuji Araki7.00-1Japanfree agent
100-Steve Walker6.98-2AustraliaONE

 
TOP 50 WOMEN

  • Updated August 21st
  • Races added this week:  2016 Gorge Paddle Challenge Double Downwinder (72.5%); 2016 Gorge Paddle Challenge Super Lap (40%)
  • Races dropped this week:  2015 Gorge Paddle Challenge Distance Race (43%), 2015 Gorge Paddle Challenge Course Race (42.5%)
  • Next races: The Japan Cup, September 10-11 (minimum 30%); 11 City Tour, September 7-11 (minimum 30%)
  • There are currently 21 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 50 out of 202 total paddlers in the database
  • Maximum of best five results count

 

#
+/-
Athlete
Points
+/-
Races
Nation
Brand
1-Annabel Anderson239.13+8.887New ZealandLahui Kai
2-Sonni Hönscheid197.00-11GermanySIC
3-Candice Appleby196.50+3.009USAInfinity
4-Fiona Wylde194.30+38.7514USAStarboard
5-Angela Jackson152.55+7.136AustraliaONE
6-Shae Foudy144.25+3.476USARiviera
7-Terrene Black137.09+5.019AustraliaECS
8-Seychelle Hattingh110.50-6USAMistral
9-April Zilg84.18-10USAHobie
10-Lexi Alston73.70-5.8810USAHobie
11-Olivia Piana58.60-3FranceStarboard
12+21Manca Notar54.58+30.584SloveniaStarboard
13-1Kimberly Barnes52.50-5.537USARiviera
14+16Jade Howson50.55+25.055USARiviera
15-2Devin Blish50.00-2HawaiiSIC
16+12Kali'a Alexiou48.65+20.904USABOGA
17-Kate Baker47.44+9.444UK/AustraliaONE
18+3Talia Gangini Decoite43.58+11.395HawaiiRiviera
19-5Laura Quetglas43.50-3SpainSIC
20+38Hannah Hill42.25+29.862USANaish
21-5Amy Woodward38.25-2HawaiiNSP
22-4Lena Ribeiro37.75-2BrazilSIC
23+15Lina Augaitis35.98+17.983CanadaSIC
24-4Victoria Burgess35.06-3USAfree agent
25-10Alyson Fromm34.73-3.634USAInfinity
26-4Mariko Strickland Lum32.65+0.754HawaiiNaish
27+12Annie Reickert31.38+13.684HawaiiNaish
28-5Amandine Chazot31.30-3FranceStarboard
29-4Kathy Shipman30.00-1Hawaiifree agent
30-4Susak Molinero29.35-3SpainRRD
31-4Susanne Lier29.20-3GermanyNSP
32+12Erika Benitez25.86+9.514USA/MexicoBrawner
33-4Tomoe Yasu25.70-3Japanfree agent
34-3Noelani Sach24.95-3GermanyNaish
35-3Sophia Bartlow24.08-2USARiviera
36-2Bailey Rosen23.45-2USAfree agent
37-2Shelby Taylor22.32-2USARiviera
38-1Penelope Strickland19.53-2New ZealandStarboard
39-15Tarryn King19.44-11.552South AfricaCoreban
40-4Jenn J Lee18.90-1.933HawaiiBlue Planet
41-1Lara Claydon17.46-3HawaiiStarboard
42-Takayo Yokoyama17.00-1Japanfree agent
43+22Genna Flinkman16.67+6.173CanadaInfinity
44-1Celine Guesdon16.40-3FranceBIC
45-Shakira Westdorp16.20-1AustraliaStarboard
45-Melanie Lafenetre16.20-2FranceBONZ
47-Kerstin Ouellet15.15-2USAfree agent
48-Emma Reijmerink15.00-1NetherlandsNaish
48-Poema Lirand15.00-1Tahitifree agent
48-Siri Schubert15.00-1Switzerlandfree agent
48-Sondra Purser15.00-1AustraliaECS

 
RACE INDEX

 
Read “Changes to the World Rankings and Race Calendar” for more info on the new features in season 2016
 

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 27 men’s and 21 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%2015 Pacific Paddle GamesConnor Baxter09/10/201514'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
48.0%2015 Huntington Beach ProKai Lenny10/04/201512'6overall results
47.0%2016 Quiksilver JM Survivor RaceMo 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
30.5%2016 SUP Race Cup (St. Maxime)Connor Baxter05/22/201614'combined results
30.5%2015 World Series FinalsKai Lenny10/17/201512'6overall 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
29.0%2016 San Sebastian Paddle TourTitouan Puyo06/11/201614'distance race
21.0%2015 King of the CutMatt Nottage12/06/201514'All 14' divisions
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 The Fastest Paddler On Earth (note)Connor Baxter05/27/201614'Final run
18.5%2016 EuroTour CroatiaMichael Booth06/18/201614'distance race
19.0%2015 Paris CrossingTitouan Puyo12/06/201512'6Pro division
18.0%2015 The DoctorMatt Nottage11/28/201514'14' divisions
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 Wylde08/21/201512'6Elite division
63.0%2015 Pacific Paddle GamesCandice Appleby09/10/201512'6overall 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 Anderson08/20/201512'6Elite division
40.0%2016 Quiksilver JM Survivor RaceShae 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 Victoria CupAngie Jackson05/15/201612'6overall results
31.0%2016 SUP Race CupSonni Hönscheid05/22/201614'overall 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 Bilbao World SUP ChallengeSeychelle Hattingh06/04/201614'distance race
30.0%2016 Saucy Jack ClassicAngela Jackson03/20/201614'overall results
28.5%2015 World Series FinalsCandice Appleby10/17/201512'6overall results
27.0%2015 Huntington Beach ProCandice Appleby10/04/201512'6overall 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 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