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 April 23rd
  • Races added this week:  2017 Carolina Cup (70%)
  • Races dropped this week:  2016 Carolina Cup (60%)
  • Next race in Season 2017: OluKai Ho’olaule’a (4-Star) on April 29th
  • There are currently 28 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 100 out of 628 total paddlers in the database
  • Maximum five best results count
#
+/-
Athlete
Points
+/-
Races
Brand
Nation
1-Connor Baxter282.50-18StarboardHawaii
2-Michael Booth217.38-18StarboardAustralia
3+1Travis Grant199.79+7.509NSPAustralia
4-1Mo Freitas196.70-15FocusHawaii
5-Titouan Puyo193.75+10.0014NSPFrance
6-Casper Steinfath152.53-12NaishDenmark
7-Kai Lenny151.93-8NaishHawaii
8+1Georges Cronsteadt146.43+21.008425 ProTahiti
9+1Arthur Arutkin124.81-12FanaticFrance
10-2Danny Ching107.38-22.005404USA
11-Leonard Nika102.90-15StarboardItaly
12-James Casey101.66-10SunovaAustralia
13-Jake Jensen98.83-15ONEAustralia
14-Matt Nottage97.65-10StarboardAustralia
15-Toby Cracknell97.20-9InfinityAustralia
16+1Vinnicius Martins95.50+8.8613JP AustraliaBrazil
17+10Steeve Teihotaata90.08+35.005MistralTahiti
18-2Bruno Hasulyo87.34+0.1011StarboardHungary
19-Lincoln Dews83.33-8JM PaddleboardsAustralia
20-Slater Trout82.94-9InfinityUSA
21-Bernd Roediger79.65-7NaishHawaii
22+1Daniel Hasulyo67.48-1.5510StarboardHungary
23-1Kelly Margetts66.00-4.509SunovaAustralia
24-Kenny Kaneko65.60-11JP AustraliaJapan
25-7Trevor Tunnington62.73-20.909StarboardNew Zealand
26+2Josh Riccio62.40+7.7810F-OneUSA
27-2Marcus Hansen57.00-5NSPNew Zealand
28-2Giorgio Gomez54.81-2.009InfinityUSA
29+3Rete Ebb52.28+9.356MistralTahiti
30-Martin Letourneur50.37+4.7411HobieFrance
31-2Beau O'Brian50.18-4.139StarboardAustralia
32-1Zane Schweitzer45.15-9StarboardHawaii
33+2Bullet Obra42.49+1.108HobieHawaii
34-1Niuhiti Buillard42.18-5404Tahiti
35-1Ryan Funk41.87-6StarboardHawaii
36-Noa Hopper37.13-9404USA
37-Martino Rogai36.52+2.306InfinityItaly
38+1Chase Kosterlitz34.56+1.205JP AustraliaUSA
39+1Manatea Bopp du Pont27.43-5StarboardTahiti
40+1Martin Vitry27.24-6BICFrance
41+4Paolo Marconi26.67+3.256RRDItaly
42+1Tomoyasu Murabayashi26.05-5StarboardJapan
43-1Kody Kerbox25.42-1.024SICHawaii
44-Boris Jinvresse23.50-4StarboardFrance
45+1Jérémy Teulade22.94-5BICFrance
46+1Clément Colmas22.50-1StarboardFrance
47+1Pepe Oltra22.50-4KundakaSpain
48+1Giordano Capparella22.31-4BICItaly
49+1Eric Terrien21.95-5BICFrance
50+1Davide Ionico21.66-5FanaticItaly
51+1Guilherme dos Reis20.40-2New AdvanceBrazil
52+1Dylan Frick20.39-4StarboardSouth Africa
53+1Yoann Cronsteadt20.00-1NSPTahiti
54-16Chuck Glynn19.17-15.004LairdSUPUSA
55-Jurgi Zulaika18.93-5StarboardSpain
56-Jeremy Riggs18.89-3SICHawaii
57-Paul Jackson18.08-5ONENew Zealand
58-Belar Diaz17.82-11F-OneSpain
59-Tim Cyprien17.10-3FanaticAustralia
60-Ludovic Teulade17.02-4StarboardFrance
61+5Garrett Fletcher16.75+1.785YOLOUSA
62-1Ethan Koopmans15.77-4NaishSouth Africa
63-Larry Cain15.22-0.382StarboardCanada
64-Chris Couve15.05-5StarboardSouth Africa
65-Tyler Bashor15.04-3InfinityUSA
66+1Travis Baptiste14.50-2404Hawaii
67+2Branislav Sramek14.03-5JP AustraliaCzech Republic
68+2Dave Kalama14.00-1ImagineHawaii
69+2Nico Schenk13.34-5ONESwitzerland
70+3Livio Menelau12.69-3SICBrazil
71+3Roman Frejo12.02-2StarboardSpain
72+3Luiz Guida11.63-2HobieBrazil
73+3Bart de Zwart11.60-3StarboardNetherlands
74+3Dave Kissane11.55-1free agentAustralia
75-3Ryan Helm11.33-1.444RivieraUSA
76+2Tom Auber11.25-2FanaticFrancw
77+2Ole Schwarz11.23-3NaishGermany
78+2Vincent Verhoeven11.15-4NSPFrance
79-17Kieran Grant11.11-4.502HovieUSA
80+1Joseph Gueguen11.09-2SICFrance
81+1Gabriel Bachelet10.84-2BONZFrance
82+1Daniel Russell10.84-4RivieraUSA
83+1Davide Codotto10.80-2RRDItaly
84+1Dave Boehne10.68-3InfinityUSA
85+1Ryohei Yoshida10.51-2SawarnaJapan
86+1Martijn van Deth10.50-1StarboardNetherlands
87-19Connor Bonham10.39-3.903BICUSA
88+22Itzel Delgado10.23+3.433InfinityPeru
89-1Ricardo Haverschmidt10.06-2FanaticChile
90-Ryan Murphy9.42-2RivieraHawaii
91-Ty Judson9.00-1Blue PlanetAustralia
92-Damian Warner9.00-3StarboardUK
93-Kawika Kinimaka8.86-3free agentHawaii
94-Fernando Stalla8.70-2RogueMexico
95-Guy Barel8.41-5FocusIsrael
96-Steven Bredow8.19-3JP AustraliaGermany
97-Glenn Eldridge8.16-2StarboardUK
98-Federico Esposito8.10-2FanaticItaly
99-Seiji Kashiwagi7.77-2free agentJapan
100-Riggs Napoleon7.73-2NaishHawaii

 
 

TOP 50 WOMEN

  • Last updated April 23rd
  • Races added this week:  2017 Carolina Cup (60%)
  • Races dropped this week:  2016 Carolina Cup (60%)
  • Next race in Season 2017: OluKai Ho’olaule’a (3-Star) on April 29th
  • There are currently 28 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Showing the Top 50 out of 274 total paddlers in the database
  • Maximum five best results count
#
+/-
Athlete
Points
+/-
Races
Brand
Nation
1-Annabel Anderson234.78-9free agentNew Zealand
2+2Fiona Wylde202.53+15.0014StarboardUSA
3-1Candice Appleby195.50-21.009InfinityUSA
4-1Sonni Hönscheid191.00-6.0011StarboardGermany
5-Shae Foudy165.38-1.005RivieraUSA
6-Terrene Black155.20-1.5011ECSAustralia
7-Olivia Piana151.75+17.406StarboardFrance
8-Seychelle Hattingh135.50+10.008SICUSA
9-Angela Jackson118.50-4ONEAustralia
10-April Zilg102.88+15.0010HobieUSA
11-Laura Quetglas81.50-5StarboardSpain
12+1Hannah Hill80.33+7.506NaishUSA
13-1Manca Notar78.38-6free agentSlovenia
14+8Penelope Strickland72.00+18.003StarboardNew Zealand
15+5Susak Molinero67.72+10.506RRDSpain
16-2Lexi Alston67.44+1.2010HobieUSA
17-2Jade Howson65.06-6RivieraUSA
18-2Karla Gilbert65.00-3NaishAustralia
19-1Kali'a Alexiou60.30-6free agentUSA
20-1Annie Reickert58.98-6NaishHawaii
21+9Lena Ribeiro58.75+21.003MistralBrazil
22-1Takayo Yokoyama57.00-4RivieraJapan
23+1Devin Blish50.00-2SICHawaii
24-1Kimberly Barnes49.80-4.007RivieraUSA
25-Kate Baker49.44-4ONEUK/Australia
26-Amandine Chazot46.30-4StarboardFrance
27-10Lina Augaitis44.98-18.004SICCanada
28-1Marie Buchanan39.50-3StarboardUK
29-1Jenn J Lee38.54-6Blue PlanetHawaii
30-1Amy Woodward38.25-2NSPHawaii
31-Talia Gangini Decoite35.39-4RivieraHawaii
32-Tomoe Yasu34.70-4free agentJapan
33-Petronella van Malsen34.50-2MistralNetherlands
34-Alyson Fromm33.52-4InfinityUSA
35-Siri Schubert33.00-2free agentSwitzerland
36-Genna Flinkman32.96-5InfinityCanada
37-Kathy Shipman30.00-1free agentHawaii
38-Chloe Walkerdene29.80-3InfinityAustralia
39-Susanne Lier29.20-3NSPGermany
40-Yuka Sato28.10-2StarboardJapan
41-Victoria Burgess27.50-2free agentUSA
42+1Morgan Hoesterey25.80-2SurftechUSA
43+1Noelani Sach24.95-3NaishGermany
44+1Yuuka Horikoshi24.75-2free agentJapan
45+1Izzi Gomez24.72-3StarboardUSA
46+6Alejandra Brito23.27+5.405404Mexico
47-Tarryn King20.58-2CorebanSouth Africa
48-Neza Jarc20.00-3MistralSlovenia
49+53Maddie Miller19.30+10.802free agentUSA
50-Bailey Rosen18.65-2free agentUSA

 
 

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
70.0%2017 Carolina CupTitouan Puyo04/22/201614'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
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 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%2017 Santa Cruz PaddlefestSlater Trout03/25/201712'6
20.0%2017 Air France Paddle FestivalYoann Cronsteadt04/08/201714'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%2017 Carolina CupAnnabel Anderson04/22/201612'6Elite 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
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%2017 Santa Cruz PaddlefestFiona Wylde03/25/201712'6
20.0%2016 San Sebastian Paddle TourOlivia Piana06/11/201614'distance race
20.0%2017 Air France Paddle FestivalSonni Hönscheid04/08/201714'24km elite 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