SUP World Rankings Weekly Top Ten

It’s time again to look at the weekly SUP Top Ten list. While most of the world was looking at the Longdistance Race “Paddle for Hercules” in Andalusia, there were actually some other races that made an impact to the SUP World Rankings.

Pretty much all of Italy paddled at the Trasimeno SUP Race, they held Longdistance and a Tech. Race. We are glad Tibor Hasulyo is paying attention and is adding races to the rankings that are lesser know but have a great local turn out.

Same thing in Brazil, there was a race last weekend, the “Ultimate Paddle Brasil” this race did not much to shuffle to many positions but it did enough for us to see some unknown names making an appearance in the Worlds Top Ten list.

Men Longdistance

Despite not winning the Paddle for Hercules, Donato Freens remains on top of the list. The winner of that race, Aaron Sanchez only paddled in this race so far and the points of this medium rated race were not enough to get him into the Top 10. The biggest jump came from Thomas Dusart who became 2nd at a small race in France. However, with 5 races completed this season the 2nd place there was enough to move up 4 spots.

RankNameNationPointsRacesLast ResultChange
1Donato FreensNED1570.0542. Battle for Hercules
2Thomas DusartFRA968.652. Amiens Paddle Race↑ 4
3Normen WeberGER863.5634. Spring SUP Race↓ 1
4Rai TaguchiJPN863.221. Sprint SUP Race↓ 1
5Antonio MorilloESP828.6323. Battle for HerculesNEW
6Ludovic TeuladeFRA815.2426. Spring SUP Race↓ 2
7Bode von AllmenUSA797.8543. Dana Ocean Challenge↓ 2
8Filippo MercurialiITA770.3631. Trasimeno SUP RaceNEW
9Ricardo RossiITA714.3233. Trasimeno SUP Race↑ 1
10Danny ChingUSA697.231. Dana Ocean Challenge↓ 3

Women Longdistance

At this time the women Top 10 does not quite look how we were used to it from last year. Right now it is Laura Quetglas who is leading the pack. But Petronalla van Malsen is having a good season. After her win that the GlaGla Race, she won the Rondje Haarleem race which is part of the Belgium SUP Tour. Cecilia Pampinella also jumps up 4 spots, she won the Longdistance at the Trasimeno SUP Race.

After that, we do not see too many exciting moves in the list. The season is young and big names like Duna Gordillo or Esperanza Barreras have not arrived yet. One name to look out for this season, given she will be racing more, is Alba Frey. She is not on he list yet but won the “Battle for Hercules”, but the points from that one race are not enough yet to make the Top 10.

We are hoping the women’s Longdistance competition for 2024 shapes up as suspenseful as it was in 2023.

RankNameNationPointsRacesLast ResultChange
1Laura QuetglasESP532.5324. Battle for Hercules↑  3
2Petronella van MalsenNED428.521. Rondje Haarleem BeNe SUP Tour↑ 6
3Samantha EastburnUSA406.2242. Dana Ocean Challenge↓ 2
4Juliette DuHaimeARG405.7521. ProSayulita SUP Open↓ 2
5Cecilia PampinellaITA404.7221. Trasimeno SUP Race↑  4
6Soryn PrestonUSA402.0531. Dana Ocean Challenge↓ 3
7Jessica MatosBRA381.2521. Ultimate Paddle BrazilNEW
8Vira LemekhaUKR373.635. Trasimeno SUP Race↓ 2
9Lia VenturelliITA368.9232. Trasimeno SUP Race↑  1
10Kunthong SupatchayaTHA316.221. SUP Addict Champ.↓ 1

Tech. Race Men

Once again we have Donato Freens on top of the list, but the Italians were busy with the Trasimeno SUP Race shaking up the rankings from the SUP Spring Race. If we continue to have a busy season with Tech. Races this category may surprise us with new names being present permanently in the Top 10. All the movement behind Donato Freens stems from the Trasimeno SUP Race and the one race in Brazil.

RankNameNationPointsRacesLast ResultChange
1Donato FreensNED954.0223. Spring SUP Race
2Filippo MercurialiITA760.922. Trasimeno SUP Race↑ 1
3Ricardo RossiITA622.8821. Trasimeno SUP Race↑ 4
4Rai TaguchiJPN616.811. Spring SUP Race↓ 2
5Tomasso PampinellaITA542.927. Trasimeno SUP Race↓ 1
6Filippo AlbertiITA416.626. Trasimeno SUP RaceNEW
7Cameron TripneyRSA416.3414. Srping SUP Race↓ 2
8Zeno SzaboHUN413.4825. Trasimeno SUP RaceNEW
9Arthur SantacreuBRA385.72211. Ultimate Paddle BrasilNEW
10Christian AndersenDEN379.611. ProSayulita SUP Open↓ 4

Tech. Race Women

Cecilia Pampinella won the Trasimeno SUP Race and is now 100 points in the lead. We see a big move from Jessica Matos your 2nd place in Brazil. Her other race was the Aloha Spirit Festival where she won the Tech. Race. This is the first big move of a racer collecting points from races outside of Europe. As of right now we do not see a clear trend in this category. This might all come down to which organizers choose to hold Tech. Races at their events.

RankNameNationPointsRacesLast ResultChange
1Cecilia PampinellaITA543.521. Trasimeno SUP Race↑ 1
2Paris KatnissUSA431.7722. Spring SUP Race↓ 1
3Jessica MatosBRA341.222. Ultimate Paddle Brazil↑ 7
4Lemekha ViraUKR320.1624. Trasimano SUP Race↑ 1
5Cieplinska MalgorzataPOL297.511. GlaGla↓ 1
6Laura QuetglasESP246.7213. Spring SUP Race↓ 2
7Juliette DuHaimeARG237.2511. ProSayulita SUP Open↓ 1
8Marta ApanasewiczPOL200.4614. Spring SUP Race↓ 1
9Lena RiberioBRA200.2411. Ultimate Paddle BrasilNEW
10Zusanna TylingoPOL190.413. GlaGla↓ 2

Sprint Race Men

Sprint is the most under rated race category. There fore we have not much movement in this list. Filippo Mercuriali holds on to the top as the only one with 2 races. His first result was his victory at the Florence Paddle Games. The two newcomers in the top then here are the guys from Brazil. Who know maybe the we will see more sprint races in South America than in Europe.

RankNameNationPointsRacesLast ResultChange
1Filippo MercurialiITA718.0223. Spring SUP Race
2Cameron TripneyRSA616.811. Spring SUP Race
3Normen WeberGER539.712. Spring SUP Race
4Sergio CantoralESP416.3414. Spring SUP Race
5Iwai SotaJPN370.0815. Spring SUP Race
6Rai TaguchiJPN339.2416. Spring SUP Race
7David LeaoBRA320.411. Ultimate Paddle BrasilNEW
8Doukas PhaedonGRE308.417. Spring SUP Race↓1
9Arthur SantacreuBRA280.3512. Ultimate Paddle BrasilNEW
10Samuel PeskaCZE277.5618. Spring SUP Race↓2

Sprint Race Women

All women in the top 10 have one race under their belt and that was the ICF sanctioned Spring SUP Race. We have just like on the men side new names in the list coming from Brazil.

RankNameNationPointsRacesLast ResultChange
1Cecilia PampinellaITA385.511. Spring SUP Race
2Susak MolineroESP308.412. Spring SUP Race
3Kyriaki LogothetiGRE246.7213. Spring SUP Race
4Sabine FischerSUI200.4614. Spring SUP Race
5Jessica MatosBRA200.2511. Ultimate Paddle BrasiNEW
6Roseli NovloskiBRA160.212. Ultimate Paddle BrasilNEW
7Marta ApanasewiczPOL154.215. Spring SUP Race↓ 2
8Candice ApplebyUSA13111. Afterglow Series 1↓ 2
9Lena RiberoBRA128.1613. Ultimate Paddle BrasilNEW
10Maria MettaITA123.3616. Spring SUP Race↓ 3