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.



  • Last updated June 18th
  • Races added this week:  2017 EuroTour San Sebastian (40%), 2017 Lost Mills (20%)
  • Races dropped this week:  2016 Lost Mills (48%), 2016 EuroTour San Sebastian (29%), 2016 Fastest Paddler on Earth (20%), 2016 EuroTour Croatia (18.5%)
  • Next race to be added: 2017 SUP World Cup (~5-star) on July 2nd
  • Next race to be dropped: 2016 SUP World Cup (31%) on July 2nd
  • There are currently 29 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 100 out of 617 total paddlers in the database
  • Maximum five best results count
1-Connor Baxter294.50-17StarboardHawaii
2-Michael Booth233.38-8.0017StarboardAustralia
3-Mo Freitas202.33-15FocusHawaii
4-Travis Grant199.79-9NSPAustralia
5-Titouan Puyo197.76-14NSPFrance
6-Georges Cronsteadt144.63-1.8010425Tahiti
7-James Casey139.13-10SunovaAustralia
8-Kai Lenny138.51-6NaishHawaii
9-Casper Steinfath129.72-11NaishDenmark
10-Arthur Arutkin124.81-10FanaticFrance
11+1Danny Ching114.28-6404USA
12+2Bruno Hasulyo110.55+10.0011StarboardHungary
13-Toby Cracknell104.70-12InfinityAustralia
14-3Leonard Nika103.72-12.1513StarboardItaly
15-Lincoln Dews99.56-9JMAustralia
16-Slater Trout97.05-12InfinityUSA
17-Trevor Tunnington97.00+2.0010StarboardNew Zealand
18-Vinnicius Martins91.14-12JPBrazil
19-Matt Nottage88.65-9StarboardAustralia
20-Steeve Teihotaata85.00+5.604MistralTahiti
21+1Bernd Roediger71.25-5NaishHawaii
22+1Kenny Kaneko65.10-9JPJapan
23+1Josh Riccio64.50-10F-OneUSA
24+1Ryan Funk63.08-8StarboardHawaii
25+2Kelly Margetts59.00-8SunovaAustralia
26+3Marcus Hansen57.50-9NSPNew Zealand
27+1Giorgio Gomez57.21-11InfinityUSA
28-7Jake Jensen54.57-19.2510ONEAustralia
29+7Paolo Marconi48.64+6.808RRDItaly
30-4Daniel Hasulyo45.40-14.045StarboardHungary
31+2Zane Schweitzer45.15-6StarboardHawaii
32+2Bullet Obra43.69-7HobieHawaii
33+2Niuhiti Buillard42.18-5425Tahiti
34-4Rete Ebb41.88-9.604MistralTahiti
35-4Martin Letourneur40.09-10.285HobieFrance
36+1Martin Vitry39.32-9OXBOWFrance
37+2Federico Esposito38.37+6.405FanaticItaly
38-Martino Rogai37.79-0.848InfinityItaly
39-7Beau O'Brian36.38-9.785StarboardAustralia
40-Ludovic Teulade30.37-5OXBOWFrance
41-Noa Hopper28.33-7404USA
42+32Enzo Bennett27.01+15.003425Tahiti
43+9Itzel Delgado26.98+4.818InfinityPeru
44-1Tom Auber26.81-1.253FanaticFrancw
45-1Tomoyasu Murabayashi26.58-5StarboardJapan
46-Gabi Bachelet25.46+0.304NSPFrance
47-Dylan Frick23.41-6StarboardSouth Africa
48+1Clément Colmas22.50-1StarboardFrance
49+2Tim Cyprien22.33-4FanaticAustralia
50+3Chase Kosterlitz21.81-4JPUSA
51+3Kody Kerbox21.28-3SICHawaii
52-4Pepe Oltra21.10-1.404KundakaSpain
53+2Guilherme dos Reis20.40-2New AdvanceBrazil
54-4Boris Jinvresse20.19-2.214StarboardFrance
55+1Yoann Cronsteadt20.00-1NSPTahiti
56-11Jérémy Teulade19.49-6.085OXBOWFrance
57-Tyler Bashor19.37-4InfinityUSA
58-Chuck Glynn19.17-4LairdSUPUSA
59+7Jurgi Zulaika18.79+4.014StarboardBasque
60-1Ethan Koopmans18.57-4NaishSouth Africa
61-1Manatea Bopp du Pont18.43-4StarboardTahiti
62-20Davide Ionico18.08-10.464FanaticItaly
63-2Bart de Zwart18.00-3StarboardNetherlands
64-2Paul Jackson16.77-5ONENew Zealand
65+22Steven Bredow16.50+6.774JPGermany
66-3Eric Terrien16.46-4BICFrance
67+4Ricardo Haverschmidt15.86+2.944FanaticChile
68-4Garrett Fletcher15.45-5YOLOUSA
69+68Bruno Tauhiro15.44+10.003MistralTahiti
70-5Chris Couve14.53-0.667StarboardSouth Africa
71-2Nico Schenk13.34-5ONESwitzerland
72+23James van Drunen13.16+4.504MistralNetherlands
73-1Jeremy Riggs12.89-2SICHawaii
74+1Luiz Guida11.63-2HobieBrazil
75+1Dave Kissane11.55-1free agentAustralia
76+1Ryan Helm11.33-4RivieraUSA
77+2Ryouhei Yoshida11.30-2SawarnaJapan
78+66Aaron Rowe11.25+6.003LokahiJersey
79+3Jeffrey Spencer10.82-5InfinityCanada
80+3Martijn van Deth10.50-1StarboardNetherlands
81-14Pau Ybarra10.28-3.483StarboardSpain
82+2Keaton Rose10.22-3HobieUSA
83-5Ole Schwarz10.15-1.152NaishGermany
84-14Belar Diaz10.05-3.179F-OneSpain
85+1Rodney Ellis9.85-2StarboardUSA
86+2Livio Menelau9.69-3SICBrazil
87+2Kaito Miyakoshi9.60-2404Japan
88+9Charlie Jones9.56+1.285JPUK
89+1Dave Boehne9.18-3InfinityUSA
90-22Giordano Capparella9.16-4.552BICItaly
91-18Vincent Verhoeven9.05-2.963NSPFrance
92-Ty Judson9.00-1Blue PlanetAustralia
93-Tyler Jaggers9.00-1Blue PlanetHawaii
94-Noah Ho'omaikelani8.70-2Blue PlanetHawaii
95+1Gaetan Sene8.61-2StarboardFrance
96+101Christian Andersen8.41+5.002FanaticDenmark
97+27Loïs Chardebas8.38+2.405FanaticFrance
98+284Arvis Iljins8.30+7.002PrestolLatvia
99-1Riggs Napoleon8.00-1NaishHawaii
100-15Roman Frejo8.00-2.022StarboardSpain



  • Last updated June 18th
  • Races added this week:  2017 EuroTour San Sebastian (30%), 2017 Lost Mills (20%)
  • Races dropped this week:  2016 Lost Mills long distance (40%), 2016 Fastest Paddler on Earth (20%), 2016 EuroTour San Sebastian (20%)
  • Next race to be added: 2017 SUP World Cup (~4-star) on July 2nd
  • Next race to be dropped: 2016 SUP World Cup (30%) on July 2nd
  • There are currently 28 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 50 out of 222 total paddlers in the database
  • Maximum five best results count
1-Annabel Anderson234.78-10free agentNew Zealand
2-Candice Appleby204.50-11InfinityUSA
3-Fiona Wylde201.03-8StarboardUSA
4-Sonni Hönscheid187.00-10.0014StarboardGermany
5-Terrene Black169.20-11ECSAustralia
6-Olivia Piana161.75-9StarboardFrance
7-Shae Foudy141.32-5RivieraUSA
8-Seychelle Hattingh111.50-14.007SICUSA
9+1Penelope Strickland98.50-6StarboardNew Zealand
10+1Angela Jackson89.90-4ONEAustralia
11+3Susak Molinero87.50+8.508RRDSpain
12-3April Zilg85.83-13.855HobieUSA
13-1Hannah Hill82.58-7NaishUSA
14+8Lena Ribeiro73.75+15.004MistralBrazil
15+2Jade Howson72.08-6RivieraUSA
16+2Lexi Alston70.94-7HobieUSA
17+2Karla Gilbert65.00-3NaishAustralia
18+2Kali'a Alexiou64.40-7free agentUSA
19+2Annie Reickert63.88-7NaishHawaii
20-7Laura Quetglas61.70-20.304StarboardSpain
21-5Amandine Chazot60.48-12.004StarboardFrance
22-7Manca Notar59.58-15.004free agentSlovenia
23+1Susanne Lier58.75+7.805NSPGermany
24-1Petronella van Malsen54.60-4MistralNetherlands
25-Takayo Yokoyama48.55-4RivieraJapan
26-Chloe Walkerdene45.95-4InfinityAustralia
27-Lina Augaitis44.98-4SICCanada
28-Marie Buchanan39.50-3StarboardUK
29+10Cyara Palenzuela39.42+12.754F-ONEBasque
30-Jenn J Lee37.29-6Blue PlanetHawaii
31-Yuka Sato35.80-2StarboardJapan
32-Siri Schubert33.00-2free agentSwitzerland
33-Genna Flinkman32.81-6InfinityCanada
34+1Erika Benitez31.56-4BrawnerUSA/Mexico
35+1Devin Blish30.00-1SICHawaii
36+1Kate Baker29.44-3ONEUK/Australia
37+3Alejandra Brito25.90-5404Mexico
38+3Morgan Hoesterey25.80-2SurftechUSA
39+3Tomoe Yasu25.10-3404Japan
40+4Izzi Gomez24.72-3StarboardUSA
41+4Alyson Fromm24.52-3InfinityUSA
42-8Melanie Lafenetre22.33-10.002InfinityFrance
43-14Kimberly Barnes21.42-18.003RivieraUSA
44+2Talia Gangini Decoite21.39-3RivieraHawaii
45+2Mel Wygal21.28-3InfinityUSA
46+2Amy Woodward21.25-1NSPHawaii
47+2Tarryn King20.58-2CorebanSouth Africa
48+3Lara Claydon19.50-2StarboardHawaii
49-11Chiara Nordio19.16-8.003RivieraItaly
50+2Bailey Rosen18.65-2free agentUSA



[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:

Race Index
Event Name
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
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%2016 Maui2MolokaiConnor Baxter07/16/2016Unlimitedline honours
30.0%2016 SUP World CupConnor Baxter06/27/201614'overall results
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


Race Index
Event Name
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%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
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%2016 Maui2MolokaiDevin Blish07/16/2016Unlimitedline honours
30.0%2016 SUP World CupSonni Hönscheid06/26/201614'overall results
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


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