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 July 31st
  • Races added this week:  2017 Molokai-2-Oahu (50%)
  • Races dropped this week:  2016 Molokai-2-Oahu (50%)
  • Next race to be added: Gorge Paddle Challenge (Course: 4-star / Downwinder: 7-star) on August 20th
  • Next race to be dropped: 2016 JM Survivor on August 14th (47%), Gorge Paddle Challenge on August 20th (40%/69.5%)
  • There are currently 29 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
  • Maximum five best results count
#
+/-
Athlete
Points
+/-
Races
Brand
Nation
1-Connor Baxter304.00-17StarboardHawaii
2-Michael Booth233.38-17StarboardAustralia
3-Travis Grant217.54+12.509NSPAustralia
4-Mo Freitas202.33-15FocusHawaii
5-Titouan Puyo197.76-15NSPFrance
6-Georges Cronsteadt144.63-10425Tahiti
7-James Casey142.50-11SunovaAustralia
8+1Arthur Arutkin136.21-10FanaticFrance
9+1Casper Steinfath127.72-11NaishDenmark
10+1Lincoln Dews127.06-11DEEPAustralia
11+1Danny Ching114.28-5404USA
12+1Bruno Hasulyo110.55-11StarboardHungary
13+2Leonard Nika103.72-13StarboardItaly
14-6Kai Lenny100.51-38.005NaishHawaii
15+1Slater Trout97.05-12InfinityUSA
16+1Trevor Tunnington97.00-11StarboardNew Zealand
17-3Toby Cracknell96.80-7.9010InfinityAustralia
18+1Vinnicius Martins90.39+3.7511JPBrazil
19-1Bernd Roediger89.65-6NaishHawaii
20-Steeve Teihotaata85.00-4MistralTahiti
21-Matt Nottage71.59-8.067StarboardAustralia
22+1Josh Riccio65.75+1.2510F-OneUSA
23+1Ryan Funk63.08-7StarboardHawaii
24-2Kenny Kaneko59.80-5.308JPJapan
25-Marcus Hansen58.00-10NSPNew Zealand
26-Giorgio Gomez57.21-11InfinityUSA
27+1Jake Jensen54.57-9ONEAustralia
28+1Paolo Marconi51.39-9RRDItaly
29-2Kelly Margetts49.96-5.596SunovaAustralia
30-Daniel Hasulyo48.20-5StarboardHungary
31-Martin Vitry46.37-10OXBOWFrance
32+9Kody Kerbox45.28+15.005SICHawaii
33-1Zane Schweitzer45.15-7StarboardHawaii
34-1Bullet Obra43.69-6HobieHawaii
35-Rete Ebb41.88-4MistralTahiti
36-Martin Letourneur40.09-5HobieFrance
37-Federico Esposito38.37-6FanaticItaly
38-Martino Rogai37.89-9InfinityItaly
39-Beau O'Brian36.38-5StarboardAustralia
40-6Niuhiti Buillard32.18-10.004425Tahiti
41-1Ludovic Teulade30.37-5OXBOWFrance
42+23Marcus Tardrew28.91+11.253SunovaAustralia
43-1Noa Hopper28.33-7404USA
44-1Enzo Bennett27.01-3425Tahiti
45-1Itzel Delgado26.98-8InfinityPeru
46-1Tom Auber26.81-3FanaticFrancw
47+20Ty Judson26.20+10.003Blue PlanetAustralia
48-2Gabi Bachelet25.46-4NSPFrance
49+15Nico Schenk23.75+5.977ONESwitzerland
50+2Tomoyasu Murabayashi23.63+2.004StarboardJapan
51-4Dylan Frick23.41-7StarboardSouth Africa
52-4Clément Colmas22.50-1StarboardFrance
53-4Tim Cyprien22.33-4FanaticAustralia
54-4Davide Ionico22.08-5FanaticItaly
55-4Chase Kosterlitz21.81-4JPUSA
56-3Bart de Zwart21.60-4StarboardNetherlands
57-3Pepe Oltra21.10-4KundakaSpain
58-2Guilherme dos Reis20.40-2New AdvanceBrazil
59-2Boris Jinvresse20.19-4StarboardFrance
60-2Yoann Cronsteadt20.00-1NSPTahiti
61-2Jérémy Teulade19.49-5OXBOWFrance
62-1Tyler Bashor19.01-4InfinityUSA
63-1Manatea Bopp du Pont18.43-4StarboardTahiti
64-1Ricardo Haverschmidt18.16-5FanaticChile
65-5Chuck Glynn17.57-1.603LairdSUPUSA
66-11Ethan Koopmans16.86-3.753NaishSouth Africa
67-1Paul Jackson16.77-5ONENew Zealand
68-Garrett Fletcher15.45-5YOLOUSA
69-Bruno Tauhiro15.44-3MistralTahiti
70-Steven Bredow15.04-4JPGermany
71-James van Drunen14.96-5MistralNetherlands
72-Chris Couve14.53-7StarboardSouth Africa
73-Jurgi Zulaika14.45-3StarboardBasque
74-Claudio Nika14.04-4StarboardItaly
75-Dave Kissane14.00-1free agentAustralia
76-Vincent Verhoeven13.05-4NSPFrance
77+77Kosuke Matsuyama11.80+7.002free agentJapan
78-1Tyler Jaggers11.40-2Blue PlanetHawaii
79-1Ryan Helm11.33-4RivieraUSA
80-1Ryouhei Yoshida11.30-2SawarnaJapan
81-1Aaron Rowe11.25-3LokahiJersey
82-1Martijn van Deth10.50-1StarboardNetherlands
83-1Rodney Ellis10.44-3StarboardUSA
84-1Pau Ybarra10.28-3StarboardSpain
85-1Jeffrey Spencer10.23-4InfinityCanada
86-1Alexandre Bicrel10.18-2NSPFrance
87-Christian Andersen10.00-2FanaticDenmark
88-Keaton Rose9.82-3HobieUSA
89-Kaito Miyakoshi9.60-2404Japan
90-Charlie Jones9.56-5JPUK
91-Eric Terrien9.48-3BICFrance
92-Kawika Kinimaka9.38-2free agentHawaii
93-7Belar Diaz9.35-0.709F-OneSpain
94-1Dave Boehne9.18-3InfinityUSA
95-1Giordano Capparella9.16-2BICItaly
96newLudovic Dulou9.00+9.001free agentFrance
97-1Gaetan Sene8.61-2StarboardFrance
98-1Loïs Chardebas8.38-5FanaticFrance
99-1Arvis Iljins8.30-2PrestolLatvia
100+2Riggs Napoleon8.00-1NaishHawaii

 
 

TOP 50 WOMEN

  • Last updated July 31st
  • Races added this week:  2017 Molokai-2-Oahu (50%)
  • Races dropped this week:  2016 Molokai-2-Oahu (50%)
  • Next race to be added: Gorge Paddle Challenge (Course: 4-star / Downwinder: 7-star) on August 20th
  • Next race to be dropped: 2016 JM Survivor on August 14th (47%), Gorge Paddle Challenge on August 20th (40%/72.5%)
  • There are currently 28 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 50 out of 217 total paddlers in the database
  • Maximum five best results count
#
+/-
Athlete
Points
+/-
Races
Brand
Nation
1-Annabel Anderson227.28-7.5010free agentNew Zealand
2-Fiona Wylde216.00-8StarboardUSA
3-Candice Appleby204.50-11InfinityUSA
4+1Terrene Black176.70+7.5011ECSAustralia
5+1Olivia Piana161.75-10StarboardFrance
6-2Sonni Hönscheid153.50-27.5013StarboardGermany
7+3Penelope Strickland142.50+36.008StarboardNew Zealand
8-1Shae Foudy141.32-5RivieraUSA
9-1Angela Jackson113.90-5ONEAustralia
10-1Seychelle Hattingh111.50-7SICUSA
11-Susak Molinero89.50-9RRDSpain
12-April Zilg85.83-5HobieUSA
13-Hannah Hill82.58-7NaishUSA
14-Jade Howson72.08-6RivieraUSA
15-Lexi Alston70.94-7HobieUSA
16-Manca Notar69.58-5free agentSlovenia
17-Annie Reickert66.13-7NaishHawaii
18-Karla Gilbert65.00-3NaishAustralia
19-Laura Quetglas61.70-4StarboardSpain
20+1Petronella van Malsen60.60-5MistralNetherlands
21+1Amandine Chazot60.48-4StarboardFrance
22+1Kali'a Alexiou59.90-7free agentUSA
23+1Yuka Sato55.80-3StarboardJapan
24+1Susanne Lier49.75-5NSPGermany
25+1Takayo Yokoyama48.55-4RivieraJapan
26+1Chloe Walkerdene45.95-4InfinityAustralia
27+1Lina Augaitis44.98-4SICCanada
28+24Kiyomi Sheppard43.08+25.004free agentJapan
29-Jenn Lee39.85-7Blue PlanetHawaii
30-Marie Buchanan39.50-3StarboardUK
31-Cyara Palenzuela39.42-4F-ONEBasque
32-12Lena Ribeiro36.00-25.002MistralBrazil
33-Siri Schubert35.50+2.502free agentSwitzerland
34-2Andrea Moller35.25-2SICBrazil/Hawaii
35-1Genna Flinkman32.81-6InfinityCanada
36-1Erika Benitez31.56-4BrawnerUSA/Mexico
37-1Kate Baker29.44-3ONEUK/Australia
38+1Tomoe Yasu27.60+2.503404Japan
39+94Joanne Hamilton-Vale26.65+21.252free agentUK
40-3Alejandra Brito25.90-5404Mexico
41-3Morgan Hoesterey25.80-2SurftechUSA
42-1Izzi Gomez24.72-3StarboardUSA
43-1Alyson Fromm24.52-3InfinityUSA
44-1Melanie Lafenetre22.33-2InfinityFrance
45-1Kimberly Barnes21.42-3RivieraUSA
46-1Talia Gangini Decoite21.39-3RivieraHawaii
47-1Mel Wygal21.28-3InfinityUSA
48-Tarryn King20.58-2CorebanSouth Africa
49-Lara Claydon19.50-2StarboardHawaii
50-Chiara Nordio19.16-3RivieraItaly

 
 

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 29 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
92.5%2016 Pacific Paddle GamesConnor Baxter10/02/201614'overall results
70.0%2017 Carolina CupTitouan Puyo04/22/201714'Elite Graveyard
69.5%2016 Gorge Paddle Challenge - Double DownwinderConnor Baxter08/21/201614'Elite division
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
47.0%2016 Quiksilver JM Survivor Race @ HuntingtonMo Freitas08/14/2016opensurvivor
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%2016 Gorge Paddle Challenge - Super LapConnor Baxter08/20/201614'Elite division
40.0%2017 Bilbao World SUP Challenge (EuroTour)Michael Booth06/10/201714'distance race
40.0%2016 ISA Worlds MarathonMichael Booth18/11/201612'6ISA
40.0%2016 ISA Worlds Surf RaceCasper Steinfath17/11/201612'6ISA
40.0%2017 OluKai Ho'olaule'aJames Casey04/30/2017Unlimitedline honours
30.0%2017 Noosa Festival of SurfingMichael Booth03/05/201714'overall 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%2017 Maui2MolokaiConnor Baxter07/15/2017Unlimitedline honours
30.0%2016 King of the CutTitouan Puyo12/04/201614'All 14' divisions
29.0%2016 San Sebastian Paddle Tour (EuroTour)Titouan Puyo06/11/201614'distance race
24.5%2016 Red Bull Heavy WaterConnor Baxter10/18/201612'6men's only event
24.0%2017 Santa Monica Pier PaddleSlater Trout06/10/201612'6overall 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
16.5%2016 Hong Kong Int'l SUP ChampionshipKenny Kaneko08/28/2016?elite race

 
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%2017 Carolina CupAnnabel Anderson04/22/201712'6Elite Graveyard
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%2016 Gorge Paddle Challenge - Super LapAnnabel Anderson08/20/201612'6Elite division
40.0%2016 Quiksilver JM Survivor Race @ HuntingtonShae Foudy08/14/2016opensurvivor
40.0%2016 ISA Worlds MarathonCandice Appleby11/18/201612'6ISA
40.0%2016 ISA Worlds Surf RacePenelope Armstrong11/16/201612'6ISA
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
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%2016 SUP 11 City TourSeychelle Hattingh09/11/201614'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
23.0%2016 Battle of the BayAnnabel Anderson10/18/201612'6overall results
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