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 May 22nd
  • Races added this week:  2017 SUP Race Cup (42.5%)
  • Races dropped this week:  2016 SUP Race Cup (30.5%)
  • Next race in Season 2017: EuroTour Hossegor Paddle Games (~4-star) on May 27th
  • There are currently 30 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 100 out of 589 total paddlers in the database
  • Maximum five best results count
#
+/-
Athlete
Points
+/-
Races
Board
Nation
1-Connor Baxter290.00-18StarboardHawaii
2-Michael Booth229.88+12.5018StarboardAustralia
3-Mo Freitas202.33-15FocusHawaii
4-Travis Grant199.79-9NSPAustralia
5-Titouan Puyo196.63+2.8814NSPFrance
6-Georges Cronsteadt146.43-9425 ProTahiti
7-James Casey139.13-10SunovaAustralia
8-Kai Lenny138.51-6NaishHawaii
9-Danny Ching129.88-6404USA
10-Casper Steinfath129.72-12NaishDenmark
11-Arthur Arutkin124.81-13FanaticFrance
12-Leonard Nika109.86+6.9615StarboardItaly
13-Lincoln Dews99.56-9JMAustralia
14-Toby Cracknell97.20-9InfinityAustralia
15+5Slater Trout95.55+12.6111InfinityUSA
16-1Vinnicius Martins91.14-11JPBrazil
17-Matt Nottage88.65-9StarboardAustralia
18-Jake Jensen87.74-14ONEAustralia
19-Bruno Hasulyo87.13-0.2111StarboardHungary
20-4Steeve Teihotaata79.40-10.684MistralTahiti
21-Bernd Roediger71.25-5NaishHawaii
22+1Kenny Kaneko65.10-11JPJapan
23+1Josh Riccio64.50-10F-OneUSA
24+1Trevor Tunnington63.60+0.879StarboardNew Zealand
25-3Daniel Hasulyo61.74-6.759StarboardHungary
26-Ryan Funk59.63-7StarboardHawaii
27-Kelly Margetts59.00-8SunovaAustralia
28+1Giorgio Gomez58.44+3.6310InfinityUSA
29-1Marcus Hansen57.50-6NSPNew Zealand
30-Rete Ebb51.48-5MistralTahiti
31-Martin Letourneur50.37-10HobieFrance
32-Beau O'Brian49.76-0.428StarboardAustralia
33-Zane Schweitzer45.15-7StarboardHawaii
34-Bullet Obra42.49-7HobieHawaii
35-Niuhiti Buillard42.18-5425Tahiti
36+1Martin Vitry39.32+2.407BICFrance
37-1Noa Hopper39.23-10404USA
38-Martino Rogai36.74+0.226InfinityItaly
39+1Paolo Marconi35.45+8.786RRDItaly
40-1Chase Kosterlitz34.56-5JPUSA
41+1Boris Jinvresse27.16+3.664StarboardFrance
42-1Tomoyasu Murabayashi26.58-5StarboardJapan
43+6Davide Ionico23.84+2.185FanaticItaly
44+1Clément Colmas22.50-1StarboardFrance
45-1Pepe Oltra22.50-4KundakaSpain
46+6Dylan Frick22.47+1.965StarboardSouth Africa
47-1Tim Cyprien22.33-4FanaticAustralia
48-5Jérémy Teulade22.26-0.685BICFrance
49+1Tyler Bashor21.44-4InfinityUSA
50+1Kody Kerbox21.28-3SICHawaii
51+2Guilherme dos Reis20.40-2New AdvanceBrazil
52+2Yoann Cronsteadt20.00-1NSPTahiti
53+2Chuck Glynn19.17-4LairdSUPUSA
54-7Giordano Capparella18.95-3.363BICItaly
55+1Jurgi Zulaika18.93-5StarboardSpain
56+1Ethan Koopmans18.57-4NaishSouth Africa
57+1Manatea Bopp du Pont18.43-4StarboardTahiti
58+14Tom Auber18.05+6.803FanaticFrancw
59-Bart de Zwart18.00-3StarboardNetherlands
60+1Paul Jackson16.77-5ONENew Zealand
61-1Ludovic Teulade16.69-0.334BICFrance
62-14Eric Terrien16.46-5.494BICFrance
63-Chris Couve15.95+0.905StarboardSouth Africa
64-2Belar Diaz15.22-10F-OneSpain
65+31Federico Esposito13.63+5.533FanaticItaly
66+15Itzel Delgado13.42+3.194InfinityPeru
67-2Nico Schenk13.34-5ONESwitzerland
68-2Jeremy Riggs12.89-2SICHawaii
69-5Branislav Sramek12.54-1.494JPCzech Republic
70+6Gabriel Bachelet12.53+1.692NSPFrance
71+28Pau Ybarra12.16+4.683StarboardSpain
72-5Roman Frejo12.02-2StarboardSpain
73-Enzo Bennett12.01-2425Tahiti
74+1Vincent Verhoeven11.90+0.754NSPFrance
75+8Ricardo Haverschmidt11.68+1.623FanaticChile
76-7Luiz Guida11.63-2HobieBrazil
77-7Dave Kissane11.55-1free agentAustralia
78-7Ryan Helm11.33-4RivieraUSA
79-7Ryouhei Yoshida11.30-2SawarnaJapan
80-6Ole Schwarz11.23-3NaishGermany
81-5Joseph Gueguen11.09-2SICFrance
82-4Jeffrey Spencer10.82-5InfinityCanada
83-3Dave Boehne10.68-3InfinityUSA
84-3Martijn van Deth10.50-1StarboardNetherlands
85-1Daniel Russell9.96-3RivieraUSA
86-1Livio Menelau9.69-3SICBrazil
87-1Kaito Miyakoshi9.60-2404Japan
88-Ty Judson9.00-1Blue PlanetAustralia
89-Tyler Jaggers9.00-1Blue PlanetHawaii
90-3Damian Warner9.00-3StarboardUK
91-1Fernando Stalla8.70-2RogueMexico
92-1Noah Ho'omaikelani Garfield8.70-2Blue PlanetHawaii
93-1Gaetan Sene8.61-2StarboardFrance
94-1Guy Barel8.41-5FocusIsrael
95-1Garrett Fletcher8.25-4YOLOUSA
96-1Steven Bredow8.19-3JPGermany
97-1Glenn Eldridge8.16-2StarboardUK
98-Riggs Napoleon8.00-1NaishHawaii
99-20Davide Codotto7.75-3.051RRDItaly
100-1Nick Scheel7.72-2RivieraUSA

 
 

TOP 50 WOMEN

  • Last updated May 22nd
  • Races added this week:  2017 SUP Race Cup (37%)
  • Races dropped this week:  2016 SUP Race Cup (31%)
  • Next race in Season 2017: EuroTour Hossegor Paddle Games (~3-star) on May 27th
  • There are currently 27 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 50 out of 221 total paddlers in the database
  • Maximum five best results count
#
+/-
Athlete
Points
+/-
Races
Brand
Nation
1-Annabel Anderson234.78-10free agentNew Zealand
2-Fiona Wylde201.03-12StarboardUSA
3-Candice Appleby195.50-10InfinityUSA
4-Sonni Hönscheid181.00+6.0012StarboardGermany
5-Terrene Black169.20-11ECSAustralia
6-Shae Foudy165.38-5RivieraUSA
7-Olivia Piana159.50+7.756StarboardFrance
8-Seychelle Hattingh135.50-6SICUSA
9-April Zilg94.88-1.188HobieUSA
10+1Laura Quetglas91.50+10.006StarboardSpain
11-1Angela Jackson89.90-4ONEAustralia
12-Hannah Hill80.33-6NaishUSA
13+2Penelope Strickland76.81+4.814StarboardNew Zealand
14-1Manca Notar74.58-5free agentSlovenia
15-1Jade Howson73.05-6RivieraUSA
16-Susak Molinero69.82+2.106RRDSpain
17-Lexi Alston67.44-9HobieUSA
18-Kali'a Alexiou67.25-7free agentUSA
19-Karla Gilbert65.00-3NaishAustralia
20-Annie Reickert63.88-7NaishHawaii
21-Lena Ribeiro58.75-3MistralBrazil
22+1Amandine Chazot52.73+6.434StarboardFrance
23-1Takayo Yokoyama48.55-4RivieraJapan
24-Chloe Walkerdene45.95-4InfinityAustralia
25+5Petronella van Malsen45.60+11.103MistralNetherlands
26-1Lina Augaitis44.98-4SICCanada
27-1Kimberly Barnes44.32-6RivieraUSA
28-1Marie Buchanan39.50-3StarboardUK
29+7Susanne Lier38.45+9.254NSPGermany
30-2Jenn J Lee37.29-6Blue PlanetHawaii
31+2Genna Flinkman36.11+3.156InfinityCanada
32-3Yuka Sato35.80-2StarboardJapan
33-2Alyson Fromm33.52-4InfinityUSA
34-2Siri Schubert33.00-2free agentSwitzerland
35-1Devin Blish30.00-1SICHawaii
36-1Kate Baker29.44-3ONEUK/Australia
37-Erika Benitez26.76-4BrawnerUSA/Mexico
38-Morgan Hoesterey25.80-2SurftechUSA
39-Tomoe Yasu25.10-3404Japan
40-Noelani Sach24.95-3NaishGermany
41-Izzi Gomez24.72-3StarboardUSA
42-Alejandra Brito23.27-5404Mexico
43-Talia Gangini Decoite21.39-3RivieraHawaii
44-Amy Woodward21.25-1NSPHawaii
45-Tarryn King20.58-2CorebanSouth Africa
46-Neza Jarc20.00-3MistralSlovenia
47+16Chiara Nordio19.66+6.664RivieraItaly
48-1Lara Claydon19.50-2StarboardHawaii
49+17Cyara Palenzuela18.67+5.922F-ONEBasque
50-2Bailey Rosen18.65-2free agentUSA

 
 

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 27 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%2016 Molokai-2-OahuKai Lenny07/31/2016Unlimitedline honours
48.0%2016 Lost MillsMichael Booth05/28/201614'Distance Race
47.5%2017 Japan Pro-AmConnor Baxter05/07/201712'6overall results
47.0%2016 Quiksilver JM Survivor Race @ HuntingtonMo Freitas08/14/2016opensurvivor
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 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
30.5%2017 SUP Race CupMichael Booth05/21/201714'combined results
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%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 King of the CutTitouan Puyo12/04/201614'All 14' divisions
29.0%2016 San Sebastian Paddle TourTitouan Puyo06/11/201614'distance race
24.5%2016 Red Bull Heavy WaterConnor Baxter10/18/201612'6men's only event
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%2016 The Fastest Paddler On Earth (note)Connor Baxter05/27/201614'Final run
18.5%2016 EuroTour CroatiaMichael Booth06/18/201614'distance race
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 Wylde08/21/201612'6Elite division
71.5%2016 Pacific Paddle GamesCandice Appleby10/02/201612'6overall results
60.0%2017 Carolina CupAnnabel Anderson04/22/201712'6Elite Graveyard
50.0%2016 Molokai-2-OahuSonni Hönscheid07/31/2016Unlimitedline honours
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 The Lost MillsSonni Hönscheid05/28/201614'distance race
40.0%2016 ISA Worlds MarathonCandice Appleby11/18/201612'6ISA
40.0%2016 ISA Worlds Surf RacePenelope Armstrong11/16/201612'6ISA
38.0%2017 Japan Pro-AmTerrene Black05/07/201712'6overall results
40.0%2017 Maui Pro-AmTerrene Black03/12/201712'6overall results
31.0%2017 SUP Race CupSonni Hönscheid05/21/201714'overall results
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%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 King of the CutKarla Gilbert12/04/201614'All 14' divisions
30.0%2016 Bilbao World SUP ChallengeSeychelle Hattingh06/04/201614'distance race
23.0%2016 Battle of the BayAnnabel Anderson10/18/201612'6overall results
20.0%2017 Noosa Festival of SurfingKate Baker05/03/201714'overall results
20.0%2017 Santa Cruz PaddlefestFiona Wylde03/25/201712'6
20.0%2016 San Sebastian Paddle TourOlivia Piana06/11/201614'distance race
20.0%2017 Air France Paddle FestivalSonni Hönscheid04/08/201714'24km elite race
20.0%2016 Paris CrossingSusak Molinero12/04/201612'6Pro division
20.0%2016 Fastest Paddler On EarthSeychelle Hattingh05/27/201614'Final run

 
 
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