Note: The Paddle League World Rankings will be launched after the Carolina Cup (so expect the new leaderboard to drop around Monday April 23rd)



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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 | Year-end rankings

  • Last updated December 6th
  • There are currently 30 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 100 out of 607 total paddlers in the database
  • Maximum five best results count
1Connor Baxter265.0019StarboardHawaii
2Titouan Puyo218.9414NSPFrance
3Travis Grant209.0010NSPAustralia
4Michael Booth205.2517StarboardAustralia
5Mo Freitas184.8817FocusHawaii
6Casper Steinfath149.458NaishDenmark
7Lincoln Dews147.1310DEEPAustralia
8James Casey142.5012SunovaAustralia
9Bruno Hasulyo136.7513StarboardHungary
10Danny Ching120.284404USA
11Arthur Arutkin119.5314FanaticFrance
12Bernd Roediger113.945NaishHawaii
13Matt Nottage103.308StarboardAustralia
14Trevor Tunnington102.5011StarboardNew Zealand
15Georges Cronsteadt100.618425Tahiti
16Steeve Teihotaata89.005MistralTahiti
17Leonard Nika88.7212StarboardItaly
18Daniel Hasulyo88.117StarboardHungary
19Slater Trout87.6311InfinityUSA
20Ryan Funk83.388StarboardHawaii
21Vinnicius Martins78.1310JPBrazil
22Josh Riccio68.7510F-OneUSA
23Toby Cracknell63.706InfinityAustralia
24Jake Jensen61.116ONEAustralia
25Kody Kerbox60.958SICHawaii
26Martin Vitry60.418OXBOWFrance
27Kelly Margetts57.166SunovaAustralia
28Paolo Marconi55.2411RRDItaly
29Rete Ebb53.855MistralTahiti
30Tom Auber52.666FanaticFrancw
31Marcus Hansen51.889NSPNew Zealand
32Martino Rogai48.8910free agentItaly
33Giorgio Gomez48.438InfinityUSA
34Clément Colmas45.002StarboardFrance
35Martin Letourneur44.564HobieFrance
36Marcus Tardrew40.914SunovaAustralia
37Enzo Bennett40.585425Tahiti
38Kenny Kaneko40.488JPJapan
39Bullet Obra38.406HobieHawaii
40Federico Esposito38.375InfinityItaly
41Ludovic Teulade37.279OXBOWFrance
42Ty Judson33.245Blue PlanetAustralia
43Noic Garioud31.623SunovaFrance
44Itzel Delgado31.6011InfinityPeru
45Noa Hopper30.788404USA
46Arvis Iljins28.984PrestolLatvia
47Bruno Tauhiro28.194MistralTahiti
48Claudio Nika28.016StarboardItaly
49Gabi Bachelet26.945NSPFrance
50Beau O'Brian24.853StarboardAustralia
51Arthur Santacreu23.852RatonesBrazil
52Tim Cyprien22.733FanaticAustralia
53Davide Ionico22.085FanaticItaly
54Jérémy Teulade21.798OXBOWFrance
55Christian Andersen21.215FanaticDenmark
56Paul Lenfant20.865JP AustraliaPoland
57Bart de Zwart20.854StarboardNetherlands
58Steven Bredow20.856JPGermany
59Chase Kosterlitz20.144JPUSA
60Yoann Cronsteadt20.001NSPTahiti
61Dave Kissane19.602free agentAustralia
62Ethan Koopmans19.104NaishSouth Africa
63Ricardo Haverschmidt18.757FanaticChile
64Paul Jackson18.707ONENew Zealand
65Aaron Rowe18.006LokahiJersey
66Tyler Bashor17.264InfinityUSA
67Tamarua Cowan17.204StarboardTahiti
68Jurgi Zulaika16.884StarboardBasque
69Pau Ybarra16.444StarboardSpain
70Garrett Fletcher16.224YOLOUSA
71Boris Jinvresse16.193StarboardFrance
72Zane Schweitzer15.813StarboardHawaii
73Alexandre Bicrel15.694NSPFrance
74Peter Kosinski15.395StarboardIreland
75Niuhiti Buillard15.182425Tahiti
76Vincent Verhoeven15.015NSPFrance
77Wong Yu Him15.001NaishHong Kong
78Ollie Houghton13.792StarboardNew Zealand
79Riggs Napoleon13.392NaishHawaii
80Dylan Frick12.956StarboardSouth Africa
81Nico Schenk12.702ONESwitzerland
82Nikos Syrigos12.223NaishGreece
83Chris Couve12.177StarboardSouth Africa
84Armie Armstrong12.001free agentNew Zealand
85Kosuke Matsuyama11.802free agentJapan
86Guilherme Dos Reis11.551Rio BoardsBrazil
87Tyler Jaggers11.402Blue PlanetHawaii
88Kaito Miyakoshi11.352404Japan
89Rodney Ellis11.354StarboardUSA
90Tomoyasu Murabayashi11.332StarboardJapan
91James Knowles11.002SunovaAustralia
92James van Drunen10.764MistralNetherlands
93Rafael Alexandre10.501free agentBrazil
94Jeffrey Spencer10.264InfinityCanada
95Manatea Bopp du Pont10.072StarboardTahiti
96Ben Tardrew10.002ONEAustralia
97Ryohei Yoshida9.773SawarnaJapan
98Kai Lenny9.631NaishHawaii
99Bryn Lloyd9.602free agentAustralia
100Kjell de Bruyn9.443FanaticNetherlands


Top 50 women | Year-end rankings

  • Last updated December 6th
  • There are currently 28 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 50 out of 194 total paddlers in the database
  • Maximum five best results count
1Annabel Anderson312.0011free agentNew Zealand
2Fiona Wylde227.0010StarboardUSA
3Olivia Piana204.9010StarboardFrance
4Terrene Black182.6010ECSAustralia
5Sonni Hönscheid179.0012StarboardGermany
6Penelope Strickland141.2010StarboardNew Zealand
7Candice Appleby126.608InfinityUSA
8Angela Jackson115.437ONEAustralia
9Seychelle Webster114.859SICUSA
10Annie Reickert110.499NaishHawaii
11April Zilg102.906HobieUSA
12Amandine Chazot95.486StarboardFrance
13Susak Molinero90.5011RRDSpain
14Jade Howson89.688SICUSA
15Yuka Sato87.407StarboardJapan
16Shae Foudy82.344InfinityUSA
17Laura Quetglas72.605StarboardSpain
18Hannah Hill68.956NaishUSA
19Lena Ribeiro66.003MistralBrazil
20Manca Notar61.504NaishSlovenia
21Petronella van Malsen60.607MistralNetherlands
22Lexi Alston60.464HobieUSA
23Kali'a Alexiou55.486free agentUSA
24Susanne Lier53.657NSPGermany
25Erika Benitez50.406BrawnerUSA/Mexico
26Andrea Moller48.213SICBrazil/Hawaii
27Kiyomi Sheppard47.047free agentJapan
28Genna Flinkman44.706InfinityCanada
29Chloe Walkerdene44.076InfinityAustralia
30Jenn Lee40.536Blue PlanetHawaii
31Kate Baker40.002ONEUK/Australia
32Cyara Palenzuela39.424F-ONEBasque
33Takayo Yokoyama38.194RivieraJapan
34Karla Gilbert37.502NaishAustralia
35Melanie Lafenetre37.333InfinityFrance
36Belinda Stowell-Brett33.073StarboardAustralia
37Siri Schubert32.502Aqua IncSwitzerland
38Izzi Gomez26.834StarboardUSA
39Joanne Hamilton-Vale26.652free agentUK
40Lara Claydon26.514StarboardHawaii
41Puatea Ellis25.094StarboardTahiti
42Stephanie Shideler25.043InfinityUSA
43Laura Bartl24.254JPAustria
44Chiara Nordio23.754RivieraItaly
45Shannon Bell22.763StarboardCanada
46Ozbolt Sylvana20.702free agentTahiti
47Alejandra Brito20.485404Mexico
48Carter Graves20.173SurftechUSA
49Ines Blatge20.083BonzFrance
50Barbara Brazil20.042RatonesBrazil



[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:

Race Index
Event Name
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
40.0%2017 King of the CutJake Jensen12/02/2017UnlimitedAll 14' divisions
40.0%2017 Red Bull Heavy WaterCasper Steinfath10/20/201712'6men's only event
30.0%2017 Paris CrossingArthur Arutkin12/03/201712'6Pro division
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%2017 Maui2MolokaiConnor Baxter07/15/2017Unlimitedline honours
30.0%2017 Battle of the BayConnor Baxter08/23/201714'combined
24.0%2017 Santa Monica Pier PaddleSlater Trout06/10/201712'6overall results
20.0%2017 Japan CupMichael Booth10/15/201712'6combined 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%2017 Lost MillsSteeve Teihotaata06/17/201714'distance race
20.0%2017 Hong Kong Int'l SUP ChampionshipMichael Booth08/26/201714'elite race


Race Index
Event Name
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%2017 Japan CupYuka Sato10/15/201712'6combined results
30.0%2017 Maui2MolokaiAnnabel Anderson07/16/2017Unlimitedline honours
30.0%2017 King of the CutAngie Jackson12/02/201714'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%2017 Paris CrossingSusak Molinero12/03/201712'6Pro division


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

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.

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