March 5, 2017

2017 World SUP Tour Format & Rankings

World SUP Tour Overview

To provide the best participation and best growth of the sport by supporting all levels of paddlers in the Open, kids and Elite-Pro divisions.  Points will be awarded at each event on the World SUP Tour based on the events history, size of field and top athletes entered.  Open and Kids divisions will receive points through the WST regional series.

The top 3 WST events plus the tour finale (PPG) points in the Elite-Pro division will determine the 2017 WST Champions.  A competitor may compete in as many events as they want in the Elite-Pro division as their lowest single event points earned would be dropped and replaced by a higher point value from another race during the year.  Elite-Pro competitors may also earn 1,000 bonus points by winning the overall series in each of the three regions, West, East and Asia WST regional series (see below schedule).  To qualify for the Salt Life bonus money and crowned the WST Champion, Elite-Pro competitors must compete in the WST finale at the Pacific Paddle Games on September 29th – October 1, 2017.  For more information and standings, go to


4 Star-                  4,000 points breakdown

5 Star-                  5,000 points breakdown

6 Star-                  6,000 points breakdown

Finale-                  10,000 points breakdown

Region Bonus     1,000 points to the overall winner of the West, East or Asia regional series

(See below points breakdown on attached link)

Tour Event Schedule & Series Ranking (subject to change)

  • April 9th Rincon Beach Boy                                   Puerto Rico, PR                               5 Star- EAST
  • April 22th Carolina Cup                                          Wrightsville Beach, NC                  6 Star- EAST
  • June 3rd WPA Championships                              Columbus, GA                                 5 Star- EAST
  • June 24th Turtle Bay Challenge                             Oahu, HI                                          4 Star- WEST
  • July 8th Canadian Championships                       Toronto, CN                                     4 Star- EAST
  • July 15th China SUP Cup                                        Hangzhou, China                            5 Star- ASIA
  • Aug 19th Columbia Gorge Challenge                   Hood River, OR                               6 Star- WEST
  • Sept 16th Battle of the Bay                                     San Francisco, CA                          5 Star- WEST
  • Sept 30th Pacific Paddle Games-Finale   Dana Point, CA                               Finale
  • *Oct 14th Japan SUP Cup                                         Japan                                              5 Star- ASIA
  • *Oct 21st Korea SUP Cup                                         Seoul, Korea                                  4 Star- ASIA
            *Japan and Korea Cup points earned will be carried over to the 2018 points total.

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