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.

A quick note about changes to the world rankings and star rating system in 2016: We are now aligning our Race Calendar ‘Star Ratings’ with the World Rankings ‘Race Index’ system. For example, a 4-star race is now guaranteed to count for at least 40% on the Race Index, which means there will be at least 40.00 world ranking points on offer for the winners. There are 23 events that have been awarded a star rating for season 2016. More info…



  • Showing the Top 100 out of 655 total paddlers in the database
  • There are currently 31 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Maximum of best five results count
  • Last updated June 13th
  • Races added this week:  2016 Tommy Bahama Pier Paddle (30%); 2016 San Sebastian Paddle Tour (29%)
  • Races dropped this week:  none
  • Next race: SUP World Cup, Germany, June 25/26 (minimum 30%)


1-Connor Baxter236.50-16HawaiiStarboard
2-Travis Grant197.50-8AustraliaNSP
3-Titouan Puyo182.60+10.0011FranceNSP
4+1Danny Ching173.43+15.007USA404
5-1Casper Steinfath163.59-7DenmarkNaish
6-Kai Lenny157.18-9HawaiiNaish
7-Mo Freitas156.60-15HawaiiFocus
8+1Michael Booth137.21+12.838AustraliaStarboard
9-1Kelly Margetts135.35-9AustraliaLahui Kai
10-Jake Jensen98.73-14AustraliaFanatic
11-Matt Nottage91.13-9AustraliaStarboard
12-Leonard Nika90.70+8.4011ItalyStarboard
13-Arthur Arutkin81.58-9FranceFanatic
14-Georges Cronsteadt78.30-6TahitiSIC
15-James Casey77.55-10AustraliaJP Australia
16-Vinnicius Martins74.65-15BrazilJP Australia
17-Trevor Tunnington73.83-6New ZealandStarboard
18-Beau O'Brian71.70-13AustraliaStarboard
19-Kody Kerbox68.30-9HawaiiNaish
20-Zane Schweitzer61.38-9HawaiiStarboard
21+8Slater Trout60.64+17.646USAInfinity
22+6Giorgio Gomez57.18+13.607USAInfinity
23-Martin Letourneur57.04+5.5711FranceHobie
24-3Daniel Hasulyo55.03-8HungaryStarboard
25-3Kenny Kaneko52.35-10JapanSIC
26-Bullet Obra49.97+5.006HawaiiHobie
27-3Steeve Teihotaata46.60-4TahitiMistral
28-3Bruno Hasulyo46.43-8HungaryStarboard
29-2Chuck Glynn43.65-4USALairdSUP
30+3Noa Hopper43.33+7.3010USA404
31-1Niuhiti Buillard41.55-7Tahiti404
32-1Paolo Marconi38.18-7ItalyRRD
33-1Lincoln Dews36.92-4AustraliaJM Paddleboards
34+14Chase Kosterlitz35.96+12.755USAJP Australia
35-1Josh Riccio35.12-9HawaiiRogue
36-1Rete Ebb34.74-4TahitiStarboard
37+2Fernando Stalla34.43+3.106MexicoRogue
38-2Paul Jackson33.74-9New ZealandOne
39-2Dylan Frick33.38-5South AfricaStarboard
40-2Bernd Roediger32.14-6USANaish
41+2Roman Frejo30.61+5.224SpainStarboard
42-2Jeremy Teulade29.26-7FranceStarboard
43-2Eric Terrien26.83-6FranceBIC
44-2Travis Baptiste26.78-3Hawaii404
45-1Boris Jinvresse25.35-5FranceStarboard
46+11Joseph Gueguen25.19+7.254FranceNah Skwell
47-2Toby Cracknell25.05-3AustraliaNaish
48-2Jeremy Riggs24.74-3HawaiiSIC
49-2Enzo Bennett24.40-2TahitiNaish
50+18Giordano Capparella24.11+10.155ItalyBIC
51-2Davide Ionico22.74-6ItalyFanatic
52-2Garrett Fletcher22.55-6USAYOLO
53-2Martino Rogai21.92-6ItalyJimmy Lewis
54-2Bicho Jimenez21.88-4MexicoRogue
55-2Tomoyasu Murabayashi21.58-8JapanStarboard
56-2Belar Diaz21.18+0.4213SpainECS
57-2Riggs Napoleon20.69-5HawaiiNaish
58-2Ethan Koopmans18.27-5South AfricaNaish
59+14Chance Fielder18.16+5.405USAInfinity
60-2Claudio Nika17.31-3Italyfree agent
61+19Pepe Oltra16.86+5.803SpainSIC
62-3Ludovic Teulade16.56-7FranceStarboard
63-3Dane Jackson16.50-1USAPau Hana
64-3Martin Vitry16.24-3FranceBIC
65-3Connor Bonham16.04-4USABIC
66-3Noa Ginella15.98-5HawaiiNaish
67-3Larry Cain15.60-2CanadaStarboard
68-3Hapowa Mai14.82-3TahitiStarboard
69-3Kieran Grant14.50-2USAHovie
70-3Dave Kalama14.00-1HawaiiImagine
71-2Jeramie Vaine13.88-6USAfree agent
72-2Ryan Murphy13.10-3HawaiiRiviera
73-2Jayden Jensen13.08-3AustraliaECS
74-2Ben Tardrew12.90-2AustraliaNSP
75+12Branislav Sramek12.45+3.346Czech RepublicJP Australia
76-2Joep van Bakel12.36-2Netherlandsfree agent
77-2Davide Codotto12.05-3Italy3 BAY
78+26Brennan Rose11.85+4.804USAfree agent
79-3Manatea Bopp du Pont11.60-2Tahitifree agent
80-3Greg Closier11.48-4Francefree agent
81+15Manuel Simoncelli11.39+3.773Spainfree agent
82+47Nick Scheel11.31+6.004USARiviera
83-5Paul Simmons11.25-1UKStarboard
84-5Gaetan Sene11.15-2FranceStarboard
85+27Vincent Verhoeven11.15+4.644FranceNSP
86-5Sean Poynter11.00-1USAStarboard
87-5Aaron Rowe10.90-3Jerseyfree agent
88-5Ollie Shilston10.87-3UKStarboard
89+163Gabriel Bachelet10.84+8.702FranceBONZ
90+13Jurgi Zulaika10.54+3.194SpainStarboard
91-7Marcus Hansen10.50-1New ZealandNSP
92-7Livio Menelau10.40-2BrazilSIC
93-7Eric Giddens9.71-2USAULI
94-6Tino Aja Martin9.00-1SpainSIC
95-6Andy Davies8.52-2AustraliaNaish
96-6Tamarua Cowan8.50-1TahitiStarboard
97-6Anthony Vela8.38-4USAInfinity
98-6William Lee8.33-2Australiafree agent
99-6Ole Schwarz8.31-3GermanyNaish
100-6Felipe Rodriguez8.10-1MexicoRiviera


  • Showing the Top 50 out of 275 total paddlers in the database
  • There are currently 25 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Maximum of best five results count
  • Last updated June 13th
  • Races added this week:  2016 Tommy Bahama Pier Paddle (30%); 2016 San Sebastian Paddle Tour (20%)
  • Races dropped this week:  2015 Pier Paddle (24%/27%)
  • Next race: SUP World Cup, Germany, June 25/26 (minimum 30%)


1-Annabel Anderson218.63-1.138New ZealandLahui Kai
2-Candice Appleby187.50-8USAInfinity
3-Sonni Hönscheid181.50-9GermanySIC
4-Fiona Wylde160.80-14USAStarboard
5-Angela Jackson145.43-8AustraliaOne
6-Terrene Black124.58-7AustraliaECS
7-Shae Foudy115.78+4.806USARiviera
8-Seychelle Hattingh110.50-6USAMistral
9-April Zilg84.18-11USAHobie
10-Lexi Alston71.58+7.809USAHobie
11+9Olivia Piana58.60+20.003FranceStarboard
12+15Laura Quetglas58.50+8.505SpainSIC
13-2Kimberly Barnes58.03-9USARiviera
14-1Manca Notar47.25-4SloveniaStarboard
15-3Shelby Taylor45.42-4USARiviera
16-2Susak Molinero45.35-5SpainRRD
17-2Rebecca Giddens45.00-2USAULI
18-1Mariko Strickland44.20-4HawaiiNaish
19-Penelope Strickland40.23-3New ZealandStarboard
20+12Alyson Fromm38.36+9.004USAInfinity
21-Kate Baker38.00-2AustraliaNSP
22+1Shannon Bell36.30-2CanadaStarboard
23+1Amandine Chazot36.30-4FranceStarboard
24+9Jade Howson32.72+5.555USARiviera
25+3Tarryn King30.99-4South AfricaCoreban
26+3Devin Blish30.35-2HawaiiSIC
27+3Kathy Shipman30.00-1Hawaiifree agent
28+3Izzi Gomez29.46-2USAStarboard
29-11Erika Benitez28.90-13.134USA/MexicoBrawner
30-5Marie Buchanan28.35-3UKStarboard
31+8Carol Scheunemann26.90-3GermanyJP Australia
32+21Kali'a Alexiou26.61+12.753USABOGA
33+1Shakira Westdorp26.45-2AustraliaStarboard
34+1Celine Guesdon26.40-4FranceBIC
35+1Jenn J Lee26.00-4HawaiiBlue Planet
36+1Sophia Bartlow24.08-2USARiviera
37-11Ane Zulaika23.50-2SpainStarboard
38-22Lina Augaitis22.92-2CanadaSIC
39-1Talia Decoite22.19-2HawaiiRiviera
40-Hannah Hill18.95-3USANaish
41-Victoria Burgess17.56-2USAfree agent
42-Lara Claydon17.46-3HawaiiStarboard
43-Sage Donnelly17.43-1USABadfish
44-Jenny Kalmbach17.25-1Costa Ricafree agent
45-Kelsa Gabehart17.04-3USAfree agent
46-1Takayo Yokoyama17.00-1Japanfree agent
46-Amy Woodward17.00-1HawaiiNSP
48+51Melanie Lafenetre16.20+10.002FranceBONZ
49+20Kristin Thomas15.80+5.403USAInfinity
50-2Poema Lirand15.00-1Tahitifree agent
50-2Sondra Purser15.00-1AustraliaECS


Read “Changes to the World Rankings and Race Calendar” for more info on the new features in season 2016

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 31 men’s and 25 women’s races from the past 12 months counting towards the SUP Racer World Rankings:

Race Index
Event Name
81.0%Pacific Paddle GamesConnor Baxter09/10/201514'overall results
60.0%Carolina CupTitouan Puyo04/23/201614'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%The Lost MillsConnor Baxter05/28/201614'Distance Race
48.0%Huntington Beach ProKai Lenny10/04/201512'6overall results
43.0%Victoria CupCasper Steinfath05/15/201612'6overall results
40.0%Bilbao World SUP ChallengeConnor Baxter06/04/201614'distance race
40.0%OluKai Ho'olaule'aConnor Baxter04/30/2016Unlimitedline honours
39.5%Barcelona World SeriesConnor Baxter06/27/201512'6overall results
31.0%Molokai 2 OahuTravis Grant07/26/2015Unlimitedline honours
30.5%SUP Race Cup (St. Maxime)Connor Baxter05/22/201614'combined results
30.5%World Series FinalsKai Lenny10/17/201512'6overall results
30.0%Saucy Jack ClassicJames Casey03/20/201614'overall results
30.0%Tommy Bahama Pier PaddleDanny Ching06/11/201612'6overall results
29.0%San Sebastian Paddle TourTitouan Puyo06/11/201614'distance race
22.0%Payette River GamesMo Freitas06/19/201511'overall results
21.5%Maui 2 MolokaiConnor Baxter07/18/2015Unlimitedincluding 14'
21.0%King of the CutMatt Nottage12/06/201514'All 14' divisions
21.0%Race The Lake of the Sky (14 miler)Danny Ching06/28/201514'All boards 14 and below
20.0%Air France Paddle FestivalSteeve Teihotaata05/14/201614'Elite race (24km)
20.0%Key West ClassicVinnicius Martins04/30/201614'All boards 14 and below
20.0%The Fastest Paddler On Earth (note)Connor Baxter05/27/201614'Final run
19.0%Paris CrossingTitouan Puyo12/06/201512'6Pro division
18.0%The DoctorMatt Nottage11/28/201514'14' divisions
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%Italia Surf Expo RaceZane Schweitzer07/26/201512'6overall results
15.0%Adriatic Crown*Paolo Marconi06/20/201514'overall results
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


Race Index
Event Name
63.0%Pacific Paddle GamesCandice Appleby09/10/201512'6overall results
60.0%Carolina CupAnnabel Anderson04/23/201612'6Elite 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 results
40.0%The Lost MillsSonni Hönscheid05/28/201614'distance race
40.0%OluKaiSonni Hönscheid04/30/2016Unlimitedline honours
40.0%Victoria CupAngie Jackson05/15/201612'6overall results
34.5%Molokai 2 OahuSonni Hönscheid07/27/2015allline honours
31.0%SUP Race CupSonni Honscheid05/22/201614'overall results
30.0%Bilbao World SUP ChallengeSeychelle Hattingh06/04/201614'distance race
30.0%Saucy Jack ClassicAngela Jackson03/20/201614'overall results
30.0%Tommy Bahama Pier PaddleShae Foudy06/11/201612'6overall results
28.5%World Series FinalsCandice Appleby10/17/201512'6overall results
27.0%Huntington Beach ProCandice Appleby10/04/201512'6overall results
20.0%San Sebastian Paddle TourFiona Wylde06/11/201614'distance race
20.0%Air France Paddle FestivalSonni Honscheid05/14/201614'distance race
20.0%Race The Lake of the Sky (5 miler)Annabel Anderson06/27/201512'6all divisions 12'6 and under
20.0%Key West ClassicApril Zilg04/30/201612'612 miler
20.0%Fastest Paddler On EarthSeychelle Hattingh05/27/201614'Final run
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
15.0%Adriatic Crown*Angela Jackson06/20/201514'overall results
15.0%Noja SUP Race*Ane Zulaika06/19/201514'overall results
15.0%Happy Summer SUP Race Namur*Carol Scheunemann06/27/201514'overall results

* In season 2015 we experimented with “protected events” that received a guaranteed inclusion in the rankings system (i.e. a guaranteed minimum of 15.0%)

Here are the star-rated events that have given guaranteed Race Index scores in season 2016. More big events may be added if/when they are confirmed later in the season. Read “Changes to the World Rankings and Race Calendar” for more info.

2016 international stand up paddle race season

* ISA: The ISA World Championship 5-star rating is dependent on “two women per race per team” being introduced in 2016

Read “Changes to the World Rankings and Race Calendar” for more info on the latest changes


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