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…

 

TOP 100 MEN

  • Showing the Top 100 out of 537 total paddlers in the database
  • There are currently 26 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Maximum of best five results count
  • Last updated July 18
  • Races added this week:  2016 Maui2Molokai (33%)
  • Races dropped this week:  2015 Maui2Molokai (21.5%), 2015 Poi Bowl Maliko Run (16%)
  • Next race: Molokai 2 Oahu, July 31 (minimum 50%)

 

#
+/-
Athlete
Points
+/-
Races
 
Nation
Brand
1-Connor Baxter230.00+0.751616HawaiiStarboard
2-Travis Grant197.50-99AustraliaNSP
3-Titouan Puyo182.60-1111FranceNSP
4-Casper Steinfath170.05-88DenmarkNaish
5-Danny Ching166.43-55USA404
6-Mo Freitas149.65-1212HawaiiFocus
7-Kai Lenny145.75-88HawaiiNaish
8-Michael Booth141.13-1010AustraliaStarboard
9-Kelly Margetts134.60-77AustraliaLahui Kai
10-Jake Jensen98.73-1414AustraliaFanatic
11-Matt Nottage94.80+3.6788AustraliaStarboard
12+3James Casey84.78+7.2299AustraliaJP Australia
13-Vinnicius Martins81.90+3.601414BrazilJP Australia
14-2Leonard Nika80.25-1111ItalyStarboard
15-2Georges Cronsteadt78.30-66TahitiSIC
16-Arthur Arutkin77.08-1010FranceFanatic
17-Trevor Tunnington73.83-66New ZealandStarboard
18-Beau O'Brian71.70-1111AustraliaStarboard
19-Kody Kerbox68.30-88HawaiiNaish
20-Martin Letourneur58.04-1111FranceHobie
21-Bruno Hasulyo57.99-1010HungaryStarboard
22-Slater Trout57.80-55USAInfinity
23-Giorgio Gomez57.18-66USAInfinity
24-Daniel Hasulyo55.78-1010HungaryStarboard
25+1Kenny Kaneko50.43+2.0399JapanSIC
26-1Bullet Obra49.97-77HawaiiHobie
27-Zane Schweitzer46.98-77HawaiiStarboard
28-Steeve Teihotaata46.60-44TahitiMistral
29-Chuck Glynn41.01-33USALairdSUP
30+3Josh Riccio38.57+3.4588HawaiiRogue
31-1Niuhiti Buillard38.44-55Tahiti404
32-Noa Hopper36.42-77USA404
33+1Rete Ebb34.74-44TahitiStarboard
34+1Paul Jackson32.79-77New ZealandOne
35+1Bernd Roediger28.28-55USANaish
36+1Davide Ionico26.81-66ItalyFanatic
37+15Toby Cracknell26.70+6.6033AustraliaNaish
38+1Eric Terrien24.92-66FranceBIC
39+2Giordano Capparella24.71-55ItalyBIC
40+2Enzo Bennett24.40-22TahitiNaish
41+2Dylan Frick23.50-44South AfricaStarboard
42-11Lincoln Dews22.57-14.3522AustraliaJM Paddleboards
43+1Paolo Marconi22.37-55ItalyRRD
44+1Jeremy Teulade22.27-55FranceStarboard
45+1Chase Kosterlitz22.22-33USAJP Australia
46+2Boris Jinvresse21.40-44FranceStarboard
47-Tomoyasu Murabayashi21.29-0.2977JapanStarboard
48-10Travis Baptiste21.18-5.6022Hawaii404
49-Belar Diaz20.78-1111SpainECS
50-Riggs Napoleon20.69-55HawaiiNaish
51-Martino Rogai20.21-55ItalyJimmy Lewis
52+1Garrett Fletcher18.80-44USAYOLO
53+1Fernando Stalla18.68-33MexicoRogue
54+1Ethan Koopmans17.30-0.9744South AfricaNaish
55+1Roman Frejo17.27-33SpainStarboard
56+1Martin Vitry16.24-33FranceBIC
57+1Jurgi Zulaika16.11-55SpainStarboard
58+1Connor Bonham16.04-44USABIC
59+1Larry Cain15.60-22CanadaStarboard
60+1Hapowa Mai14.82-33TahitiStarboard
61+1Davide Codotto14.55-33Italy3 BAY
62+1Kieran Grant14.50-22USAHovie
63+1Branislav Sramek14.04-55Czech RepublicJP Australia
64+1Dave Kalama14.00-11HawaiiImagine
65+1Joseph Gueguen13.94-33FranceNah Skwell
66+1Ole Schwarz13.89-44GermanyNaish
67+2Ludovic Teulade13.09-55FranceStarboard
68+2Jayden Jensen13.08-33AustraliaECS
69+2Ben Tardrew12.90-22AustraliaNSP
70+2Noa Ginella12.46-44HawaiiNaish
71+2Chance Fielder12.31-33USAInfinity
72-32Jeremy Riggs11.94-12.8022HawaiiSIC
73+1Manatea Bopp du Pont11.60-22Tahitifree agent
74+479Dave Kissane11.55+11.5511Australiafree agent
75-Greg Closier11.48-44Francefree agent
76-Vincent Verhoeven11.15-44FranceNSP
77+4Livio Menelau10.88+0.4822BrazilSIC
78-1Ollie Shilston10.87-33UKStarboard
79-1Gabriel Bachelet10.84-22FranceBONZ
80-1Brennan Rose10.64-33USAfree agent
81-1Marcus Hansen10.50-11New ZealandNSP
82-Gaetan Sene9.50-11FranceStarboard
83-15Ryan Murphy9.42-3.6822HawaiiRiviera
84-1Andy Davies8.52-22AustraliaNaish
85-1Tamarua Cowan8.50-11TahitiStarboard
86-1William Lee8.33-22Australiafree agent
87-1Steven Bredow8.19-33GermanyJP Australia
88-1Nick Scheel8.16-22USARiviera
89-1Leonardo Toso8.13-55ItalyJP Australia
90-1Felipe Rodriguez8.10-11MexicoRiviera
91-1Jeramie Vaine7.88-44USAfree agent
92+28Sam Parker7.71+2.3122Australiafree agent
93-3Kaeo Abbey7.66-0.2233Hawaiifree agent
94-2Cyril Burguiere7.60-22USARiviera
95-2Robert Hess7.56-22USABIC
96-2Tucker Ingalls7.51-44USANaish
97+6Warwick Gray7.45+0.8644New Zealandfree agent
98-3Kai-Nicolas Steimer7.45-33GermanyFanatic
99-4Chris Couve7.45-33South AfricaStarboard
100-3Takuji Araki6.98-11Japanfree agent

 
TOP 50 WOMEN

  • Showing the Top 50 out of 202 total paddlers in the database
  • There are currently 20 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Maximum of best five results count
  • Last updated July 18
  • Races added this week:  2016 Maui2Molokai (30%)
  • Races dropped this week:  none
  • Next race: Molokai 2 Oahu, July 31 (minimum 50%)

 

#
+/-
Athlete
Points
+/-
Races
Nation
Brand
1-Annabel Anderson218.63-6New ZealandLahui Kai
2-Candice Appleby187.50-6USAInfinity
3-Sonni Hönscheid181.50-9GermanySIC
4-Fiona Wylde155.55-14USAStarboard
5-Angela Jackson145.43-6AustraliaOne
6-Terrene Black124.58-8AustraliaECS
7-Seychelle Hattingh110.50-6USAMistral
8-Shae Foudy100.78-4USARiviera
9-April Zilg84.18-10USAHobie
10-Lexi Alston71.58-9USAHobie
11+10Devin Blish60.35+30.003HawaiiSIC
12-1Olivia Piana58.60-3FranceStarboard
13-1Kimberly Barnes58.03-7USARiviera
14-1Laura Quetglas43.50-3SpainSIC
15+10Jenn J Lee41.00+15.005HawaiiBlue Planet
16-2Penelope Strickland40.23-3New ZealandStarboard
17-2Alyson Fromm38.36-4USAInfinity
18-2Kate Baker38.00-2AustraliaNSP
19-2Shannon Bell36.30-2CanadaStarboard
20-2Mariko Strickland31.90-3HawaiiNaish
21-2Amandine Chazot31.30-3FranceStarboard
22-2Tarryn King30.99-4South AfricaCoreban
23-1Kathy Shipman30.00-1Hawaiifree agent
24-1Susak Molinero29.35-3SpainRRD
25-1Susanne Lier29.20-3GermanyNSP
26-Jade Howson25.50-3USARiviera
27+23Kali'a Alexiou25.50+12.752USABOGA
28-1Noelani Sach24.95-3GermanyNaish
29-1Sophia Bartlow24.08-2USARiviera
30-1Manca Notar24.00-2SloveniaStarboard
31-1Shelby Taylor22.32-2USARiviera
32-1Talia Decoite22.19-2HawaiiRiviera
33+43Lena Ribeiro19.13+10.502BrazilSIC
34-2Lina Augaitis18.00-1CanadaSIC
35-2Victoria Burgess17.56-2USAfree agent
36-2Lara Claydon17.46-3HawaiiStarboard
37-2Jenny Kalmbach17.25-1Costa Ricafree agent
38-2Marie Buchanan17.10-2UKStarboard
39-2Amy Woodward17.00-1HawaiiNSP
40-3Takayo Yokoyama17.00-1Japanfree agent
41-2Celine Guesdon16.40-3FranceBIC
42-2Erika Benitez16.35-2USA/MexicoBrawner
43-2Melanie Lafenetre16.20-2FranceBONZ
44-3Shakira Westdorp16.20-1AustraliaStarboard
45+38Annie Reickert16.20+9.002HawaiiNaish
46-3Poema Lirand15.00-1Tahitifree agent
47-4Sondra Purser15.00-1AustraliaECS
48-5Emma Reijmerink15.00-1NetherlandsNaish
49-3Mizuha Sato14.00-1Japanfree agent
50-3Tracey Finlay13.40-2Canadafree agent

 
RACE INDEX

 
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 27 men’s and 19 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
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
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%Maui2MolokaiConnor Baxter07/16/2016allline honours
30.0%SUP World CupConnor Baxter06/27/201614'overall results
30.0%Tommy Bahama Pier PaddleDanny Ching06/11/201612'6overall results
30.0%Saucy Jack ClassicJames Casey03/20/201614'overall results
29.0%San Sebastian Paddle TourTitouan Puyo06/11/201614'distance race
21.0%King of the CutMatt Nottage12/06/201514'All 14' divisions
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
18.5%EuroTour CroatiaMichael Booth06/18/201614'distance race
19.0%Paris CrossingTitouan Puyo12/06/201512'6Pro division
18.0%The DoctorMatt Nottage11/28/201514'14' divisions
16.0%EuroSUP Course RaceTitouan Puyo06/20/201612'6The Euros
15.0%Italia Surf Expo RaceZane Schweitzer07/26/201512'6overall results

 
WOMEN’S RACE INDEX

Race Index
Event Name
Winner
Date
Boards
Notes
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
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 Hönscheid05/22/201614'overall results
30.0%Maui2MolokaiDevin Blish07/16/2016allline honours
30.0%SUP World CupSonni Hönscheid06/26/201614'overall results
30.0%Tommy Bahama Pier PaddleShae Foudy06/11/201612'6overall results
30.0%Bilbao World SUP ChallengeSeychelle Hattingh06/04/201614'distance race
30.0%Saucy Jack ClassicAngela Jackson03/20/201614'overall 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 TourOlivia Piana06/11/201614'distance race
20.0%Air France Paddle FestivalOlivia Piana05/14/201614'distance race
20.0%Key West ClassicApril Zilg04/30/201612'612 miler
20.0%Fastest Paddler On EarthSeychelle Hattingh05/27/201614'Final run

 
 
SEASON 2016 STAR RATED EVENTS

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.

Season 2016 stand up paddleboarding races

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

 
 
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