World Rankings for Stand Up Paddle Racing 

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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.



  • Updated October 5th after the 92.0% “BOP-pocalypse” (and the 48.0% Huntington Beach Pro)
  • There are currently 32 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 100 out of 616 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.

1+2Travis Grant199.88-11.639AustraliaNSP
2-Kai Lenny181.38-44.009HawaiiNaish
3-2Danny Ching178.63-67.207USA404
4-Connor Baxter177.99-24.1118HawaiiStarboard
5-Titouan Puyo158.68-13FranceStarboard
6+1Mo Freitas130.0817.8810HawaiiFocus
7+3Casper Steinfath116.01+2.1012DenmarkNaish
8-Kelly Margetts113.60-16.358AustraliaLahui Kai
9-Georges Cronsteadt102.96-12.636TahitiSIC
10-4Jake Jensen99.33-57.9114AustraliaFanatic
11+1Arthur Arutkin89.95-1.358FranceFanatic
12+1Bicho Jimenez86.31-4.6711MexicoRogue
13-2Beau O'Brian86.18-17.5512AustraliaStarboard
14-Zane Schweitzer79.28-9.059HawaiiStarboard
15-Trevor Tunnington79.10-6.724New ZealandStarboard
16+1Leonard Nika78.77-13ItalyStarboard
17+2Vinnicius Martins69.74+1.5010BrazilJP Australia
18+4Matt Nottage61.01-8AustraliaStarboard
19-1Eric Terrien57.59-19.5112FranceBIC
20+5Kenny Kaneko51.74-10JapanSIC
21+5Paolo Marconi51.69-7ItalyRRD
22+2Niuhiti Buillard51.31-3.448Tahiti404
23-3Slater Trout51.15-13.006USAInfinity
24-1Fernando Stalla44.60-11.6410MexicoRogue
25+2Paul Jackson44.55-14New ZealandOne
26-5Chase Kosterlitz41.91-19.265USABIC
27+2James Casey39.88-10AustraliaJP Australia
28+6Dylan Frick39.74+1.906South AfricaStarboard
29+1Roman Frejo39.67-7SpainStarboard
30-14Lincoln Dews38.20-46.004AustraliaLahui Kai
31+1Kody Kerbox36.88-2.407HawaiiNaish
32-4Martin Letourneur36.22-6.8810FranceHobie
33-Travis Baptiste35.03-3.123Hawaii404
34+2Toby Cracknell33.87-6AustraliaNaish
35-4Riggs Napoleon32.09-7.294HawaiiNaish
36+2Noa Hopper30.94-6USA404
37-Giorgio Gomez30.33-3.125USAStarboard
38+1Gaetan Sene28.75-4FranceStarboard
39+1Davide Ionico28.42-5ItalyFanatic
40+4Jeremy Riggs26.87-3HawaiiSIC
41-Josh Riccio26.81-1.368HawaiiRogue
42+3Paul Simmons26.67-5UKStarboard
43+5Aaron Rowe25.77+1.587UKLokahi
44+92Enzo Bennett25.73+20.402TahitiNaish
45-3Arthur Daniel24.87-2.763FranceF-One
46-Davide Codotto24.87-5ItalyFanatic
47+3Claudio Nika22.98-5Italyfree agent
48+1Noa Ginella21.77-1.447HawaiiNaish
49+2Jérémy Teulade21.45-7FranceStarboard
50+2Chuck Glynn20.59-4USALairdSUP
51+2Tomoyasu Murabayashi20.49-9JapanStarboard
52+2Belar Diaz20.12-14SpainSIC
53+2Dave Kalama19.50-1HawaiiImagine
54+2Joseph Gueguen19.05-4FranceNah Skwell
55-20Michael Booth18.58-15.342AustraliaStarboard
56+1Ryan James18.26-4UKMistral
57+1Peter Bartl18.15-5AustriaJP Australia
58+1Pepe Oltra17.47-5SpainSIC
59+4Tucker Ingalls17.23+1.136USANaish
60-Sam Parker16.66-4Australiafree agent
61-Dane Jackson16.50-1USAPau Hana
62-Tino Aja Martin16.12-3SpainSIC
63+1Ben Tardrew15.95-4Australiafree agent
64+1Ollie Shilston15.76-7UKSurftech
65+1Ethan Koopmans15.60-4South AfricaNaish
66+1Branislav Sramek15.53-7Czech RepublicJP Australia
67+1Garrett Fletcher15.10-5USAfree agent
68+1Chance Fielder15.05-5USARiviera
69+1Armie Armstrong14.90-4New Zealandfree agent
70+1Livio Menelau14.55-2BrazilSIC
71+1Ludovic Teulade14.43-8FranceStarboard
72+1Robert Teriitehau14.36-4Francefree agent
73+1Bernd Roediger14.02-3USAfree agent
74+1Giordano Bruno Caparella13.95-4ItalyBIC
75+2Pete Holliday13.23-4UKBIC
76+2Jeramie Vaine13.22-5USABOGA
77+3Kai Nicolas-Steimer12.38-2GermanyFanatic
78+4Ryan Murphy12.20-3HawaiiRiviera
79+4Hakim Dridah11.74-6SwitzerlandRRD
80+4Peter Weidert11.61-3GermanyMistral
81+4Thomas Hébert11.52-2FranceNaish
82-39Ryan Helm11.48-15.442USARiviera
83+3Arthur Santacreu11.27-2BrazilRatones
84+3Bart de Zwart11.12-6NetherlandsStarboard
85-6Sean Poynter11.00-2.021USAStarboard
86+549Bullet Obra10.80+10.801HawaiiHobie
87+1Tamas Buday Jr10.73-3CanadaSIC
88+6Eric Giddens9.71-2USAULI
89+6Steve "Wild Man" Walker9.63-3AustraliaOne
90+8Boris Jinvresse9.44-3FranceStarboard
91+8Marcus Tardrew9.34-2Australiafree agent
92-45Jayden Jensen9.27-15.283AustraliaLahui Kai
93-2Mike Tavares9.18-0.924USABadfish
94+6Ryan Keck9.04-3Australiafree agent
95+6Joel van Backel9.00-1Belgiumfree agent
96+6Michael Hastie8.88-2Australiafree agent
97+6Toni Martin8.75-3Spainfree agent
98+6Christopher Parker8.50-6AustraliaSUP Racer
99+7Martin Vitry8.40-3FranceBIC
100-3Vincent Verhoeven8.39-1.102FranceNSP


  • Updated October 5th after the 77.0% “BOP-pocalypse” (and the 27.0% Huntington Beach Pro)
  • There are currently 25 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 50 out of 236 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.

1-Annabel Anderson186.38-22.209New ZealandLahui Kai
2+3Sonni Hönscheid142.00-10GermanySIC
3+1Fiona Wylde133.13-18.2511USAStarboard
4-2Candice Appleby125.75-56.758USAInfinity
5-2Lina Augaitis115.93-61.638CanadaSIC
6-Angela Jackson114.66-9.3211AustraliaOne
7-Terrene Black105.39-7AustraliaECS
8-Shae Foudy87.35-2.496USARiviera
9+1Celine Guesdon62.69-8FranceBIC
10+6Penelope Strickland57.66+9.454New Zealandfree agent
11-Shelby Taylor56.65-9USARiviera
12-Andrea Moller50.06-3BrazilSIC
13+1Manca Notar49.73-4SloveniaNaish
14+1Rachel Bruntsch48.54-5HawaiiRogue
15+2Kimberly Barnes48.00-5USAfree agent
16+3Marie Buchanan47.13-7UKStarboard
17+8Lexi Alston46.32+4.595USAHobie
18-9Shannon Bell45.90-22.723CanadaStarboard
19+1Rebecca Giddens45.00-2USAULI
20+2Susak Molinero43.23-6SpainJimmy Lewis
21+5Ane Zulaika41.64-4SpainStarboard
22-4Halie Harrison40.60-6.932USACoreban
23-2April Zilg40.51-3.804USAHobie
24+4Erika Benitez38.84-5MexicoBrawner
25-2Morgan Hoesterey36.81-5.784USASIC
26+1Kelsa Gabehart33.69-5.866USAfree agent
27+2Carol Scheunemann32.95-3Germanyfree agent
28+3Laura Quetglas32.01-5SpainSIC
29-5Izzi Gomez29.46-12.362USAStarboard
30+3Devin Blish29.35-2HawaiiSIC
31+3Lena Ribeiro29.31-3BrazilSIC
32+3Mariko Strickland Lum28.50-3HawaiiNaish
33+27Shakira Westdorp26.45+10.252AustraliaStarboard
34+5Susanne Lier25.46-3GermanyHobie
35+3Tarryn King23.92-2.314South AfricaCoreban
36+5Kathy Shipman22.80-1Hawaiifree agent
37-7Alyson Fromm22.43-9.632USAInfinity
38-1Jenn J Lee21.80-5.014HawaiiBlue Planet
39+3Joanne Hamilton-Vale21.71-3UKfree agent
40+3Hannah Hill18.95-3USANaish
41+3Sage Donnelly17.43-1USABadfish
42-29Jenny Kalmbach17.25-32.731Costa Ricafree agent
43+5Lara Claydon16.78+1.632HawaiiStarboard
44+1Jade Howson16.67-3USARiviera
45+4Takayo Yokoyama14.44-3JapanNoahNic
46+4Kalia Alexiou13.86-2USABOGA
47+4Emma Reijmerink13.23-2NetherlandsNaish
48-2Barbara Brasil12.08-4.001Brazilfree agent
49-2Ke'ale Dorries9.75-6.131Australiafree agent
50-18Talia Decoite8.13-22.751HawaiiRiviera


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 33 men’s and 26 women’s races from the past 12 months counting towards the SUP Racer World Rankings:

Event Name
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
45.0%World Series FinalsKai Lenny10/11/201412'6overall 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'
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%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
18.0%King of the CutBeau O'Brian12/06/201414'All 14' divisions
18.0%Paris Crossing - DistanceTitouan Puyo12/07/201412'6Pro division
18.0%Paris Crossing - SprintsCasper Steinfath12/07/201410'6Separate from distance race
17.5%The DoctorBeau O'Brian11/29/201414'14' divisions (all ages)
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


Event Name
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
32.5%World Series FinalsHalie Harrison10/11/201412'6overall results
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
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%)

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.
  • So how do all of these formulas convert into actual ranking points? Using a real example: Last weekend’s Battle of the Paddle Men’s Elite Race attracted almost every top paddler in the world. The SUP Racer World Rankings system gave the race a Race Index score of 92%. Kai Lenny won, so he gets 100 base points multiplied by 92% – so 92 ranking points. Jake Jensen, the runner-up, receives 75 base points multiplied by 92% (69 points). Danny Ching’s 3rd place earned 60 base points, which multiplied by 92% came out at 55.20 ranking points.
  • If you want to see exactly how it looks, scroll right down and you’ll see the final WORLD RANKING points from the Battle of the Paddle Elite Race.

Finishing Position
Base Points

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.

1Travis Grant2:04:4263.50
2Danny Ching2:05:3747.63
3Georges Cronsteadt2:06:3138.10
4Titouan Puyo2:06:5331.75
5Connor Baxter2:07:1026.99
6Jake Jensen2:07:4322.23
7Bicho Jimenez2:08:0419.05
8Michael Booth2:08:5615.88
9Niuhiti Buillard2:09:0014.29
10Eric Terrien2:09:1212.70
11Beau O'Brian2:09:3611.43
12Ryan Helm2:10:2110.16
13Chase Kosterlitz2:10:239.53
14Vinnicius Martins2:10:248.89
15Chuck Glynn2:10:268.26
16Zane Schweitzer2:10:347.62
17Paul Jackson2:10:416.99
18Kelly Margetts2:11:036.35
19Noa Hopper2:11:235.72
20Toby Cracknell2:12:595.08
21Josh Riccio2:13:034.76
22Branislav Sramek2:13:314.45
23Casper Steinfath2:13:514.13
24Kenny Kaneko2:14:203.81
25Giorgio Gomez2:14:303.49
26Kieran Grant2:14:523.30
27Jeramie Vaine2:15:113.11
28Larry Cain2:15:292.92
29Tommy Buday2:16:382.73
30Belar Diaz2:19:232.54
31Billy Jr2:19:272.41
32Chance Fielder2:19:362.29
33Michael Tavares2:19:542.16
34Cyril Burguiere2:20:042.03
35Billy Miller2:20:231.91
36Daniel Russell2:20:381.78
37Garrett Fletcher2:20:521.65
38Brad Ward2:21:101.52
39Bill Kraft2:21:221.40
40Corey Taylor2:21:411.27
41Brian Meyer2:23:151.21
42Jim Terrell2:23:251.14
43Quintin Chiapperino2:25:131.08
44Jesse Kautz2:25:151.02
45Christian Goerloff2:25:300.95
46Tucker Ingalls2:26:070.89
47Jeremy Whitted2:26:310.83
48Christopher Norman2:26:390.76
49Jason Chew2:26:450.70
50Spencer Lacy2:27:220.64