World Rankings for Stand Up Paddle Racing 

Top 100 Men   |   Top 50 Women   |   Race Index
Battle of the Brands   |   Battle of the Nations

 
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.

 

TOP 100 MEN

  • Showing the Top 100 out of 624 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 April 25th after the 60.0% Carolina Cup

#
+/-
Athlete
Points
+/-
Races
Nation
Board
1-Connor Baxter232.00-19HawaiiStarboard
2-Travis Grant197.50-18.5010AustraliaNSP
3+2Titouan Puyo186.93+28.2512FranceNSP
4-1Danny Ching186.43-11.638USA404
5-1Kai Lenny166.88-8HawaiiNaish
6-Casper Steinfath154.26-11DenmarkNaish
7-Mo Freitas146.73+1.8011HawaiiFocus
8-Kelly Margetts135.35+14.258AustraliaLahui Kai
9+7Trevor Tunnington104.60+30.004New ZealandStarboard
10+1Arthur Arutkin94.15-10FranceFanatic
11-1Jake Jensen86.33-9.0313AustraliaFanatic
12-3Georges Cronsteadt85.86-17.107TahitiSIC
13-Matt Nottage85.26+2.009AustraliaStarboard
14-Leonard Nika78.77-13ItalyStarboard
15-3Bicho Jimenez76.40-9.9111MexicoRogue
16-1Zane Schweitzer75.96-8HawaiiStarboard
17-Beau O'Brian70.10-1.0312AustraliaStarboard
18-Vinnicius Martins69.74-13BrazilJP Australia
19-Kody Kerbox69.44-9HawaiiNaish
20-James Casey60.25-9AustraliaJP Australia
21-Paolo Marconi52.41-8ItalyRRD
22-Kenny Kaneko51.74-11JapanSIC
23+3Chuck Glynn51.63+6.745USALairdSUP
24-Slater Trout51.15-7USAInfinity
25-Martin Letourneur48.82-10FranceHobie
26+1Fernando Stalla44.60-11MexicoRogue
27+6Giorgio Gomez43.58+5.406USAInfinity
28-5Niuhiti Buillard41.75-9.578Tahiti404
29-Chase Kosterlitz41.71-1.336USAJP Australia
30-Paul Jackson41.32-12New ZealandOne
31+7Bullet Obra40.97+6.604HawaiiHobie
32-1Toby Cracknell39.89-0.135AustraliaNaish
33-5Eric Terrien36.93-6.6710FranceBIC
34-Lincoln Dews36.92-4AustraliaJM Paddleboards
35-Dylan Frick35.62-6South AfricaStarboard
36+3Josh Riccio35.12+3.049HawaiiRogue
37-1Roman Frejo35.03-5SpainStarboard
38-1Travis Baptiste35.03-3Hawaii404
39+2Davide Ionico28.42-5ItalyFanatic
40+2Jeremy Riggs26.87-3HawaiiSIC
41-1Noa Hopper26.76-4.186USA404
42+1Enzo Bennett25.73-2TahitiNaish
43+1Davide Codotto24.87-5Italy3rd Bay SUP
44-12Michael Booth23.51-15.882AustraliaStarboard
45-Tomoyasu Murabayashi23.35-9JapanStarboard
46-Paul Simmons22.59-3UKStarboard
47-Bernd Roediger21.65-4USANaish
48-Jérémy Teulade21.45-6FranceStarboard
49-Ethan Koopmans21.09-5South AfricaNaish
50-Aaron Rowe20.38-6Jerseyfree agent
51-Noa Ginella19.65-7HawaiiNaish
52+1Dave Kalama19.50-1HawaiiImagine
53-1Belar Diaz19.45-0.0612SpainECS
54-Ryan James18.26-4UKMistral
55-Tucker Ingalls17.76-6USANaish
56-Pepe Oltra17.47-5SpainSIC
57-Claudio Nika17.31-3Italyfree agent
58+59Daniel Hasulyo17.04+10.803HungaryStarboard
59-1Gaetan Sene16.65-3FranceStarboard
60+2Garrett Fletcher16.57+1.475USAYOLO
61-2Dane Jackson16.50-1USAPau Hana
62+8Giordano Bruno Caparella16.35+2.404ItalyBIC
63-3Tino Aja Martin16.12-3SpainSIC
64-Armie Armstrong14.90-4New Zealandfree agent
65-Livio Menelau14.55-2BrazilSIC
66+3Joseph Gueguen14.52+0.423FranceNah Skwell
67-1Felipe Rodriguez14.49-2MexicoRiviera
68-1Ollie Shilston14.29-5UKStarboard
69+20Martin Vitry13.93+4.203FranceBIC
70+5Jeramie Vaine13.88+0.656USABOGA
71-Arthur Daniel13.62-2FranceF-One
72-Ludovic Teulade13.60-7FranceStarboard
73-Peter Bartl13.47-5AustriaJP Australia
74-Pete Holliday13.23-4UKfree agent
75+1Riggs Napoleon12.96-3HawaiiNaish
76+1Ben Tardrew12.90-2AustraliaNSP
77-14Chance Fielder12.76-2.294USAInfinity
78-Peter Weidert12.71-3GermanyJP Australia
79-18Branislav Sramek12.70-2.836Czech RepublicJP Australia
80-1Kai Nicolas-Steimer12.38-2GermanyFanatic
81-1Ryan Murphy12.20-3HawaiiRiviera
82+25Bruno Hasulyo12.00+4.803HungaryStarboard
83-2Hakim Dridah11.74-7SwitzerlandRRD
84-2Tommy Buday Jr11.73+0.034CanadaSIC
85-2Arthur Santacreu11.27-2BrazilRatones
86-2Bart de Zwart11.12-6NetherlandsStarboard
87-2Sean Poynter11.00-1USAStarboard
88-2Steve Walker10.53-3AustraliaNSP
89-2Marcus Hansen10.50-1New ZealandNSP
90-2Christopher Parker9.77-7AustraliaSUP Racer
91-1Eric Giddens9.71-2USAULI
92-1Greg Closier9.50-3FranceHobie
93+39Connor Bonham9.04+3.903USABIC
94-1Joel van Backel9.00-1Belgiumfree agent
95-1Andy Davies8.98-3AustraliaNaish
96-1Toni Martin8.75-3SpainSIC
97-1Vincent Verhoeven8.39-2FranceNSP
98-1Anthony Vela8.38-4USAInfinity
99-1Sam Parker8.33-2Australiafree agent
100-1William Lee8.33-2Australiafree agent

 
TOP 50 WOMEN

  • Showing the Top 100 out of 258 total paddlers in the database
  • There are currently 27 races from the past 12 months counting towards the World Rankings (see: Race Index)
  • Maximum of best five results count
  • Last updated April 25th after the 60.0% Carolina Cup

#
+/-
Athlete
Points
+/-
Races
Nation
Brand
1-Annabel Anderson219.75+12.0010New ZealandLahui Kai
2-Candice Appleby192.00+19.5011USAInfinity
3-Fiona Wylde156.30+8.6212USAStarboard
4-Sonni Hönscheid139.85+0.2511GermanySIC
5-Angela Jackson128.68-12AustraliaOne
6-Terrene Black121.95+1.509AustraliaECS
7+1Shae Foudy110.98+6.007USARiviera
8-1Lina Augaitis103.13-10.807CanadaSIC
9-Penelope Strickland67.74-5New ZealandZenith
10-Celine Guesdon62.69-9FranceBIC
11-Lexi Alston62.52+4.057USAHobie
12-Manca Notar60.98-4SloveniaStarboard
13-April Zilg57.69+3.005USAHobie
14-2Shelby Taylor56.65-9USARiviera
15+1Kimberly Barnes53.28+5.285USARiviera
16-2Andrea Moller50.06-3BrazilSIC
17-Marie Buchanan47.13-7UKStarboard
18+1Rebecca Giddens45.00-2USAULI
19+1Susak Molinero43.23-6SpainRRD
20+4Erika Benitez42.89+4.056USA/MexicoBrawner
21-Mariko Strickland42.75-4HawaiiNaish
22-Ane Zulaika41.64-4SpainStarboard
23+2Morgan Hoesterey36.81-4USASIC
24-6Shannon Bell36.30-9.602CanadaStarboard
25+1Tarryn King35.26-5South AfricaCoreban
26+1Carol Scheunemann32.95-3GermanyJP Australia
27+1Laura Quetglas32.01-5SpainSIC
28+2Izzi Gomez29.46-2USAStarboard
29+2Alyson Fromm29.36-3USAInfinity
30+2Devin Blish29.35-2HawaiiSIC
31+2Lena Ribeiro29.31-3BrazilSIC
32-9Rachel Bruntsch26.83-14.403HawaiiRogue
33+1Shakira Westdorp26.45-2AustraliaStarboard
34+1Susanne Lier25.46-3GermanyNSP
35+1Sophia Bartlow24.08-2USARiviera
36+1Kathy Shipman22.80-1Hawaiifree agent
37+1Jenn J Lee21.80-4HawaiiBlue Planet
38+2Jade Howson20.77-4USARiviera
39-Takayo Yokoyama19.57-3Japanfree agent
40-11Kelsa Gabehart19.32-10.804USAfree agent
41-Hannah Hill18.95-3USANaish
42-Kate Baker18.00-1AustraliaNSP
43-Sage Donnelly17.43-1USABadfish
44-Jenny Kalmbach17.25-1Costa Ricafree agent
45-6Joanne Hamilton-Vale15.95-5.762UKfree agent
46-1Lara Claydon15.38-2HawaiiStarboard
47-1Sondra Purser15.00-1AustraliaECS
48+34Kristy Morris14.50+7.803USAProne2Paddle
49-1Kalia Alexiou13.86-2USABOGA
50-1Silvia Mecucci13.80-2ItalyFanatic

 
RACE INDEX

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 27 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%Huntington Beach ProKai Lenny10/04/201512'6overall results
43.5%The Lost Mills - DistanceConnor Baxter06/06/201514'Distance Race
43.0%ISA Worlds - DistanceDanny Ching05/13/201512'6Distance Race
39.5%Barcelona World SeriesConnor Baxter06/27/201512'6overall results
35.5%ISA Worlds - CourseConnor Baxter05/17/201512'6Finals + qualifiers
35.5%Hayama Pro JapanKai Lenny09/05/201512'6overall
33.5%The Lost Mills - Time TrialTrevor Tunnington06/04/201514'Fastest Paddler On Earth
32.5%OluKai Ho'olaule'aConnor Baxter05/02/2015Unlimitedincluding 14'
31.0%Molokai 2 OahuTravis Grant07/26/2015Unlimitedincluding 14'
30.5%World Series FinalsKai Lenny10/17/201512'6overall results
30.0%Saucy Jack ClassicJames Casey03/20/201614'overall results
29.5%Bilbao World SUP ChallengeTitouan Puyo06/13/201514'overall results
22.0%Payette River GamesMo Freitas06/19/201511'overall results
22.0%SUP Race CupTravis Grant05/31/201514'combined results
21.5%Maui 2 MolokaiConnor Baxter07/18/2015Unlimitedincluding 14'
21.0%King of the CutMatt Nottage12/06/201514'All 14' divisions
21.0%Port Adriano SUP RaceTravis Grant05/23/201514'distance race
21.0%Race The Lake of the Sky (14 miler)Danny Ching06/28/201514'All boards 14 and below
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%St'Ives Bay Celtic Cup*Connor Baxter06/30/201514'distance race only
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

 
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
41.0%Payette River GamesRebecca Giddens06/19/201511'overall results
38.0%OluKaiAndrea Moller05/02/2015Unlimitedline honours
34.5%Molokai 2 OahuSonni Hönscheid07/27/2015allline honours
31.0%The Lost Mills - Time TrialLina Augaitis06/04/201514'Fastest Paddler On Earth
30.0%Saucy Jack ClassicAngela Jackson03/20/201614'overall results
28.5%ISA Worlds - CourseCandice Appleby05/17/201512'6Final and qualifiers
28.5%World Series FinalsCandice Appleby10/17/201512'6overall results
27.0%Huntington Beach ProCandice Appleby10/04/201512'6overall results
27.0%Santa Monica Pier Paddle - DistanceAnnabel Anderson06/06/201512'6distance race only
25.5%Hayama Pro JapanCandice Appleby09/05/201512'6overall
24.5%ISA Worlds - DistanceCandice Appleby05/12/201512'6Distance Race
24.0%Santa Monica Pier Paddle - CrossShae Foudy06/06/201512'6SUP cross only
23.5%The Lost Mills - DistanceSonni Hönscheid06/06/201514'Distance Race
21.5%Bilbao World SUP ChallengeLina Augaitis06/13/201514'overall results
20.0%Race The Lake of the Sky (5 miler)Annabel Anderson06/27/201512'6all divisions 12'6 and under
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
16.5%SUP Race CupSonni Honscheid05/30/201514'overall results
15.0%Port Adriano SUP Race*Sonni Honscheid05/23/201514'Distance Race
15.0%Adriatic Crown*Angela Jackson06/20/201514'overall results
15.0%St'Ives Bay Celtic Cup*Fiona Wylde05/30/201514'Distance race
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%)
 
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