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 October 24th
  • Races added this week:  The Japan Cup (20%), Red Bull Heavy Water (38.5%)
  • Races dropped this week:  2016 Red Bull Heavy Water (24.5%), 2016 Japan Cup (30.0%)
  • Next race to be added: Paris Crossing (3-star) and King of the Cut (4-star) in early December
  • Next race to be dropped: 2016 Paris Crossing (20%) and 2016 King of the Cut (30%) in early December
  • There are currently 30 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 100 out of 598 total paddlers in the database
  • Maximum five best results count
#
+/-
Athlete
Points
+/-
Races
Brand
Nation
1-Connor Baxter265.00-19StarboardHawaii
2-Titouan Puyo218.94-14NSPFrance
3-Travis Grant209.00-9NSPAustralia
4-Michael Booth205.25-17StarboardAustralia
5-Mo Freitas184.88-17FocusHawaii
6+3Casper Steinfath149.45+18.318NaishDenmark
7-1Lincoln Dews147.13-11DEEPAustralia
8-1James Casey142.50-12SunovaAustralia
9-1Bruno Hasulyo134.25-13StarboardHungary
10-Danny Ching120.28-4404USA
11-Matt Nottage111.30-8StarboardAustralia
12-Arthur Arutkin106.03-14FanaticFrance
13-Bernd Roediger104.94-4NaishHawaii
14-Trevor Tunnington102.50-11StarboardNew Zealand
15-Georges Cronsteadt100.61-8425Tahiti
16-Steeve Teihotaata89.00-5MistralTahiti
17-Leonard Nika88.72-11StarboardItaly
18-Daniel Hasulyo88.11-8StarboardHungary
19-Slater Trout87.63+4.8411InfinityUSA
20+5Ryan Funk83.38+20.308StarboardHawaii
21-1Vinnicius Martins78.13-11JPBrazil
22-Josh Riccio68.75-10F-OneUSA
23-Clément Colmas67.50-3StarboardFrance
24-Martin Vitry66.25-9OXBOWFrance
25-4Toby Cracknell63.70-6.356InfinityAustralia
26+5Kody Kerbox60.95+12.238SICHawaii
27-1Kelly Margetts58.95-7SunovaAustralia
28-1Paolo Marconi55.73-11RRDItaly
29-1Marcus Hansen54.13-9NSPNew Zealand
30-1Rete Ebb53.85-5MistralTahiti
31-1Martino Rogai48.89-10free agentItaly
32-Giorgio Gomez48.43-8InfinityUSA
33-Tom Auber47.66-6FanaticFrancw
34+1Martin Letourneur44.56-4HobieFrance
35+1Enzo Bennett40.58-5425Tahiti
36-2Kenny Kaneko40.48-6.008JPJapan
37-Bullet Obra38.40-6HobieHawaii
38-Federico Esposito38.37-6FanaticItaly
39+1Itzel Delgado31.60-11InfinityPeru
40+1Ludovic Teulade31.52-9OXBOWFrance
41+1Noa Hopper30.78-8404USA
42+1Noic Garioud29.52-3SunovaFrance
43+1Marcus Tardrew28.91-3SunovaAustralia
44+1Ty Judson28.84-4Blue PlanetAustralia
45+1Bruno Tauhiro28.19-4MistralTahiti
46+1Claudio Nika28.01-6StarboardItaly
47-8Jake Jensen27.86-6.096ONEAustralia
48-Gabi Bachelet26.94-5NSPFrance
49+4Tim Cyprien26.33+4.004FanaticAustralia
50-1Beau O'Brian25.85-3StarboardAustralia
51-1Arthur Santacreu23.85-2RatonesBrazil
52+2Davide Ionico22.08-5FanaticItaly
53+2Jérémy Teulade21.79-9OXBOWFrance
54+2Arvis Iljins21.28-4PrestolLatvia
55+20Christian Andersen21.21+5.785FanaticDenmark
56+1Steven Bredow20.85-6JPGermany
57+1Bart de Zwart20.85-4StarboardNetherlands
58+1Boris Jinvresse20.19-4StarboardFrance
59+1Chase Kosterlitz20.14-4JPUSA
60+1Yoann Cronsteadt20.00-1NSPTahiti
61+1Ethan Koopmans19.10-4NaishSouth Africa
62+1Ricardo Haverschmidt18.75-7FanaticChile
63+2Aaron Rowe18.00-6LokahiJersey
64+2Paul Lenfant17.66-5StarboardPoland
65+3Tyler Bashor17.26-4InfinityUSA
66+3Tamarua Cowan17.20-4StarboardTahiti
67+3Jurgi Zulaika16.88-4StarboardBasque
68+3Paul Jackson16.80-7ONENew Zealand
69+3Pau Ybarra16.44-4StarboardSpain
70+3Garrett Fletcher16.22-4YOLOUSA
71-19Zane Schweitzer15.81-7.773StarboardHawaii
72+2Alexandre Bicrel15.69-4NSPFrance
73+3Peter Kosinski15.39-5StarboardIreland
74+3Niuhiti Buillard15.18-2425Tahiti
75+3Vincent Verhoeven15.01-5NSPFrance
76+3Wong Yu Him15.00-1NaishHong Kong
77+3Nico Schenk14.95-3ONESwitzerland
78-27Tomoyasu Murabayashi14.63-9.003StarboardJapan
79+2Dave Kissane14.00-1free agentAustralia
80+2Ollie Houghton13.79-2StarboardNew Zealand
81+27Riggs Napoleon13.39+5.392NaishHawaii
82+1Dylan Frick12.95-6StarboardSouth Africa
83+1Chris Couve12.17-7StarboardSouth Africa
84+1Armie Armstrong12.00-1free agentNew Zealand
85+1Kosuke Matsuyama11.80-2free agentJapan
86+1Guilherme Dos Reis11.55-1Rio BoardsBrazil
87+1Tyler Jaggers11.40-2Blue PlanetHawaii
88+6Kaito Miyakoshi11.35+1.752404Japan
89-Rodney Ellis11.35-4StarboardUSA
90-James van Drunen10.76-4MistralNetherlands
91-Rafael Alexandre10.50-1free agentBrazil
92-Jeffrey Spencer10.26-4InfinityCanada
93-Manatea Bopp du Pont10.07-2StarboardTahiti
94-27Ryohei Yoshida9.77-7.503SawarnaJapan
95-31Kai Lenny9.63-8.751NaishHawaii
96-1Kjell de Bruyn9.44-3FanaticNetherlands
97-1Caio Vaz9.40-3SICBrazil
98-1Kawika Kinimaka9.38-2free agentHawaii
99-1Robert Stehlik9.29-3Blue PlanetHawaii
100-1Nikos Syrigos9.22-2NaishGreece

 
 

TOP 50 WOMEN

  • Last updated October 2nd
  • Races added this week:  Pacific Paddle Games (76.0%)
  • Races dropped this week:  2016 Pacific Paddle Games (71.5%)
  • Next race to be added: The Japan Cup (2-star) on October 14th
  • Next race to be dropped: 2016 Japan Cup (30.0%) on October 14th
  • There are currently 28 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 50 out of 205 total paddlers in the database
  • Maximum five best results count
#
+/-
Athlete
Points
+/-
Races
Brand
Nation
1-Annabel Anderson312.00+33.1012free agentNew Zealand
2-Fiona Wylde227.00+8.0010StarboardUSA
3-Olivia Piana204.90+21.2510StarboardFrance
4-Terrene Black182.60+1.9111ECSAustralia
5-Sonni Hönscheid179.00-12StarboardGermany
6+1Penelope Strickland141.20-10StarboardNew Zealand
7-1Candice Appleby126.60-48.708InfinityUSA
8+1Seychelle Webster114.85+8.609SICUSA
9-1Annie Reickert110.49-9NaishHawaii
10+1Angela Jackson103.43-7ONEAustralia
11-1April Zilg102.90-0.786HobieUSA
12-Amandine Chazot97.43-7StarboardFrance
13-Susak Molinero90.50-11RRDSpain
14+1Jade Howson89.68-8SICUSA
15+1Yuka Sato88.20-6StarboardJapan
16-2Shae Foudy82.34-8.024RivieraUSA
17+5Laura Quetglas72.60+15.205StarboardSpain
18-1Hannah Hill68.95-3.136NaishUSA
19-1Lena Ribeiro66.00-3MistralBrazil
20-1Manca Notar61.50-4NaishSlovenia
21-1Petronella van Malsen60.60-7MistralNetherlands
22-1Lexi Alston60.46+0.724HobieUSA
23-Kali'a Alexiou55.48-6free agentUSA
24-Susanne Lier53.65-7NSPGermany
25-Erika Benitez50.40-6BrawnerUSA/Mexico
26-Chloe Walkerdene50.13+0.447InfinityAustralia
27-Andrea Moller48.21-3SICBrazil/Hawaii
28-Kiyomi Sheppard47.04-7free agentJapan
29-Karla Gilbert45.00-2NaishAustralia
30+1Genna Flinkman44.70+3.336InfinityCanada
31-1Takayo Yokoyama41.19-4RivieraJapan
32+3Jenn Lee40.53+1.936Blue PlanetHawaii
33-1Kate Baker40.00-2ONEUK/Australia
34-1Cyara Palenzuela39.42-4F-ONEBasque
35-1Marie Buchanan39.00-3StarboardUK
36-Siri Schubert32.50-2free agentSwitzerland
37-Chiara Nordio28.75-5RivieraItaly
38-Belinda Stowell-Brett27.82-3StarboardAustralia
39+1Tomoe Yasu27.60-3404Japan
40-1Izzi Gomez26.83-0.984StarboardUSA
41-Joanne Hamilton-Vale26.65-2free agentUK
42-Lara Claydon26.51-4StarboardHawaii
43+2Puatea Ellis25.09+2.894StarboardTahiti
44+9Stephanie Shideler25.04+7.143InfinityUSA
45-2Laura Bartl24.25-4JPAustria
46+5Shannon Bell22.76+4.253StarboardCanada
47-3Melanie Lafenetre22.33-2InfinityFrance
48-2Charlotte Spicer21.75-2NSPSingapore
49+12Ozbolt Sylvana20.70+5.702free agentTahiti
50-2Alejandra Brito20.48+0.655404Mexico

 
 

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 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
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
38.5%2017 Red Bull Heavy WaterCasper Steinfath10/20/201712'6men's only event
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
30.0%2016 King of the CutTitouan Puyo12/04/201614'All 14' divisions
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%2016 Paris CrossingBruno Hasulyo12/04/201612'6Pro division
20.0%2017 Lost MillsSteeve Teihotaata06/17/201714'distance race
20.0%2017 Hong Kong Int'l SUP ChampionshipMichael Booth08/26/201714'elite race

 
WOMEN’S RACE INDEX

Race Index
Event Name
Winner
Date
Boards
Notes
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%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
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