World Rankings for Stand Up Paddle Racing 

TOP 100 MEN   |   TOP 50 WOMEN
Race Index   |   Season 2017 Star Ratings
Battle of the Brands  |  Battle of the Nations

 
Welcome to the SUP Racer World Rankings, the most accurate way to follow and analyse this great sport of ours, where 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 the “big” events that attract several top athletes and score 15% or more on the Race Index will count for the World Rankings. The higher the Race Index score, the more points on offer to competitors.

Also take a look at the Season 2017 Star Ratings announcement for more details on this year’s international race schedule.

 
 

TOP 100 MEN

  • Last updated March 13th
  • Races added this week:  2017 APP Maui Pro-Am (54%)
  • Races dropped this week:  2016 Maui Pro-Am (38%)
  • Next race in Season 2017: Santa Cruz Paddlefest (2 Star) on March 24th
  • There are currently 31 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 100 out of 636 total paddlers in the database
  • Maximum five best results count
#
+/-
Athlete
Points
+/-
Races
Brand
Nation
1-Connor Baxter282.50+0.5018StarboardHawaii
2-Michael Booth217.38-17StarboardAustralia
3+3Mo Freitas196.70+34.0014FocusHawaii
4-1Travis Grant192.29-9NSPAustralia
5-1Titouan Puyo183.75-15NSPFrance
6+1Casper Steinfath152.53+9.6011NaishDenmark
7-2Kai Lenny151.93-19.628NaishHawaii
8-Danny Ching129.38-5404USA
9-Georges Cronsteadt125.43-8425 ProTahiti
10-Arthur Arutkin124.81+0.6212FanaticFrance
11-James Casey117.63-11SunovaAustralia
12-Jake Jensen104.83-16ONEAustralia
13-Leonard Nika102.90-14StarboardItaly
14+1Toby Cracknell99.45+5.7010InfinityAustralia
15-1Matt Nottage97.65-12StarboardAustralia
16+1Trevor Tunnington91.00-10StarboardNew Zealand
17+1Bruno Hasulyo87.24-11StarboardHungary
18+1Vinnicius Martins86.64-13JP AustraliaBrazil
19+1Kelly Margetts84.75-10SunovaAustralia
20+4Lincoln Dews83.33+20.007JM PaddleboardsAustralia
21-5Bernd Roediger79.65-13.067NaishHawaii
22-Slater Trout69.05+1.808InfinityUSA
23-2Daniel Hasulyo69.03-11StarboardHungary
24-1Kenny Kaneko65.60-12JP AustraliaJapan
25-Steeve Teihotaata63.08-4MistralTahiti
26-Marcus Hansen58.50-6NSPNew Zealand
27-Giorgio Gomez56.81-8InfinityUSA
28-Beau O'Brian54.31-9StarboardAustralia
29+1Josh Riccio50.42+2.079F-OneUSA
30+1Rete Ebb47.93-6StarboardTahiti
31+1Martin Letourneur45.63-11HobieFrance
32-3Zane Schweitzer45.15-9.108StarboardHawaii
33-Niuhiti Buillard44.38-5404Tahiti
34-Bullet Obra41.39-8HobieHawaii
35-Martino Rogai34.22-6InfinityItaly
36-Chuck Glynn34.17-5LairdSUPUSA
37-Chase Kosterlitz33.36-5JP AustraliaUSA
38-Noa Hopper31.83-7404USA
39+16Ryan Funk28.39+8.655StarboardHawaii
40-Tomoyasu Murabayashi28.05-6StarboardJapan
41-Martin Vitry27.24-6BICFrance
42-3Kody Kerbox26.44-2.485SICHawaii
43-1Paul Jackson24.62-6ONENew Zealand
44-1Boris Jinvresse23.50-4StarboardFrance
45-1Paolo Marconi23.42-5RRDItaly
46-1Jérémy Teulade22.94-5BICFrance
47-Clément Colmas22.50-1StarboardFrance
48-Pepe Oltra22.50-4KundakaSpain
49-Giordano Capparella22.31-4BICItaly
50-Eric Terrien21.95-5BICFrance
51-Davide Ionico21.66-5FanaticItaly
52-Manatea Bopp du Pont21.53-5NSPTahiti
53-Guilherme dos Reis20.40-2New AdvanceBrazil
54-Dylan Frick20.39-4StarboardSouth Africa
55+1Jurgi Zulaika18.93-5StarboardSpain
56-10Jeremy Riggs18.89-3.803SICHawaii
57-Belar Diaz17.82-12ECSSpain
58-Tim Cyprien17.10-3FanaticAustralia
59-Ludovic Teulade17.02-4StarboardFrance
60-Ethan Koopmans15.77-0.844NaishSouth Africa
61-Kieran Grant15.61-3HovieUSA
62-Larry Cain15.60-2StarboardCanada
63+1Chris Couve15.05-5StarboardSouth Africa
64+1Garrett Fletcher14.97-5YOLOUSA
65+1Travis Baptiste14.50-2404Hawaii
66+1Connor Bonham14.29-4BICUSA
67+1Branislav Sramek14.03-5JP AustraliaCzech Republic
68+1Dave Kalama14.00-1ImagineHawaii
69+1Ty Judson13.80-2
70+1Nico Schenk13.34-5ONESwitzerland
71+1Ryan Helm12.77-5RivieraUSA
72+1Livio Menelau12.69-3SICBrazil
73+1Roman Frejo12.02-2StarboardSpain
74+1Luiz Guida11.63-2HobieBrazil
75+29Bart de Zwart11.60+4.053StarboardNetherlands
76-Dave Kissane11.55-1free agentAustralia
77-Andy Davies11.40-2NaishAustralia
78-Tom Auber11.25-2FanaticFrancw
79-Ole Schwarz11.23-3NaishGermany
80-Vincent Verhoeven11.15-4NSPFrance
81-Joseph Gueguen11.09-2SICFrance
83-Gabriel Bachelet10.84-2BONZFrance
82-Daniel Russell10.84-4RivieraUSA
84-Davide Codotto10.80-2RRDItaly
85-Nathan Cross10.65-2
86-Ryohei Yoshida10.51-2SawarnaJapan
87-Martijn van Deth10.50-1StarboardNetherlands
88-Ricardo Haverschmidt10.06-2FanaticChile
89-Tyler Bashor10.04-2InfinityUSA
90-Enzo Bennett10.01-2NaishTahiti
91-Nick Scheel9.88-3RivieraUSA
92+1Ryan Murphy9.42-2RivieraHawaii
93+1Damian Warner9.00-3StarboardUK
94+7Kawika Kinimaka8.86+0.933free agentHawaii
95-Fernando Stalla8.70-2RogueMexico
96-Tamarua Cowan8.50-1StarboardTahiti
97-5Guy Barel8.41-1.315FocusIsrael
98-1Steve Walker8.34-3ONEAustralia
99-1Steven Bredow8.19-3JP AustraliaGermany
100-1Glenn Eldridge8.16-2StarboardUK

 
 

TOP 50 WOMEN

  • Last updated March 13th
  • Races added this week:  2017 APP Maui Pro-Am (40%)
  • Races dropped this week:  none
  • Next race in Season 2017: Santa Cruz Paddlefest (2 Star) on March 24th
  • There are currently 28 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 50 out of 288 total paddlers in the database
  • Maximum five best results count
#
+/-
Athlete
Points
+/-
Races
Brand
Nation.
1-Annabel Anderson234.78-9free agentNew Zealand
2-Candice Appleby216.50-10InfinityUSA
3-Sonni Hönscheid197.00-11StarboardGermany
4-Fiona Wylde187.53+6.0013StarboardUSA
5-Shae Foudy166.38-6RivieraUSA
6+1Terrene Black156.70+16.0013ECSAustralia
7-1Angela Jackson148.50-5ONEAustralia
8-Olivia Piana135.75-6StarboardFrance
9-Seychelle Hattingh125.50-8SICUSA
10-April Zilg87.88-10HobieUSA
11-Laura Quetglas81.50-5StarboardSpain
12-Manca Notar78.38-6free agentSlovenia
13-Karla Gilbert71.75-4NaishAustralia
14-Kate Baker67.44-5ONEUK/Australia
15-Hannah Hill66.83-4NaishUSA
16-Lexi Alston66.24-10HobieUSA
17-Lina Augaitis62.98-5SICCanada
18+12Annie Reickert58.98+21.206NaishHawaii
19-1Susak Molinero57.22-5RRDSpain
20-1Takayo Yokoyama57.00-4free agentJapan
21-1Kali'a Alexiou56.70-5free agentUSA
22-1Jade Howson56.46-5RivieraUSA
23-1Penelope Armstrong54.00-2StarboardNew Zealand
24-1Kimberly Barnes53.80-8RivieraUSA
25-1Devin Blish50.00-2SICHawaii
26-1Amandine Chazot46.30-4StarboardFrance
27-1Chloe Walkerdene42.55-4InfinityAustralia
28-1Marie Buchanan39.50-3StarboardUK
29-1Jenn J Lee38.54-6Blue PlanetHawaii
30-1Amy Woodward38.25-2NSPHawaii
31-Lena Ribeiro37.75-2MistralBrazil
32-Talia Gangini Decoite35.39-4RivieraHawaii
33-Tomoe Yasu34.70-4free agentJapan
34-Petronella van Malsen34.50-2MistralNetherlands
35-Alyson Fromm33.52-4InfinityUSA
36-Siri Schubert33.00-2free agentSwitzerland
37-Kathy Shipman30.00-1free agentHawaii
38-Susanne Lier29.20-3NSPGermany
39-Yuka Sato28.10-2StarboardJapan
40-Victoria Burgess27.50-2free agentUSA
41-Sondra Purser27.00-2ECSAustralia
42-Erika Benitez25.86-4BrawnerUSA/Mexico
43-Morgan Hoesterey25.80-2SurftechUSA
44-Noelani Sach24.95-3NaishGermany
45-Yuuka Horikoshi24.75-2free agentJapan
46-Genna Flinkman20.96-4InfinityCanada
47-Tarryn King20.58-2CorebanSouth Africa
48-Neza Jarc20.00-3SloveniaMistral
49-Bailey Rosen18.65-2free agentUSA
50-Mariko Strickland Lum18.40.-3NaishHawaii

 
 

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 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 (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 31 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
92.5%2016 Pacific Paddle GamesConnor Baxter10/02/201614'overall results
69.5%2016 Gorge Paddle Challenge - Double DownwinderConnor Baxter08/21/201614'Elite division
60.0%2016 Carolina CupTitouan Puyo04/23/201614'Elite Graveyard
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
47.0%2016 Quiksilver JM Survivor Race @ HuntingtonMo Freitas08/14/2016opensurvivor
43.0%2016 Victoria CupCasper Steinfath05/15/201612'6overall results
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 OluKai Ho'olaule'aConnor Baxter04/30/2016Unlimitedline honours
40.0%2016 ISA Worlds MarathonMichael Booth18/11/201612'6ISA
40.0%2016 ISA Worlds Surf RaceCasper Steinfath17/11/201612'6ISA
30.5%2016 SUP Race Cup (St. Maxime)Connor Baxter05/22/201614'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 Saucy Jack ClassicJames Casey03/20/201614'overall 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%2016 Air France Paddle FestivalSteeve Teihotaata05/14/201614'Elite race (24km)
20.0%2016 Key West ClassicVinnicius Martins04/30/201614'All boards 14 and below
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%2016 Carolina CupAnnabel Anderson04/23/201612'6Elite 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 OluKaiSonni Hönscheid04/30/2016Unlimitedline honours
40.0%2016 ISA Worlds MarathonCandice Appleby11/18/201612'6ISA
40.0%2016 ISA Worlds Surf RacePenelope Armstrong11/16/201612'6ISA
40.0%2016 Victoria CupAngie Jackson05/15/201612'6overall results
40.0%2017 Maui Pro-AmTerrene Black03/12/201712'6overall results
31.0%2016 SUP Race CupSonni Hönscheid05/22/201614'overall results
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
30.0%2016 Saucy Jack ClassicAngela Jackson03/20/201614'overall results
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%2016 San Sebastian Paddle TourOlivia Piana06/11/201614'distance race
20.0%2016 Air France Paddle FestivalOlivia Piana05/14/201614'distance race
20.0%2016 Key West ClassicApril Zilg04/30/201612'612 miler
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