August 31, 2017

Titouan Puyo and April Zilg top the current 2017 World SUP Tour standings

Titouan Puyo and April Zilg hold on to the current 2017 World SUP Tour standings presented by Salt Life through the Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge and 6 events.  Titouan maintians a 2,900 point lead over Travis Grant in second and a 4,122 lead over Mo Freitas in third place with two events remaining in 2017.  April Zilg, with her adjusted top three race points total and the East region bonus holds on to a slim 400 point lead over Annabel Anderson and a 2,700 point lead over Fiona Wylde in third place.  Both Annabel and Fiona can add one more points event to add to their total before the final event at the Pacific Paddle Games.



The Battle of the Bay on September 23rd and the finale, the Pacific Paddle Games on September 30-October 1st are the last two events for competitors to earn points for the Salt Life bonus money and be crowned the World SUP Champion for 2017.  With thousands of points still available, many competitors have a chance to jump into the top three and take over first place.  Some competitors may have their total points adjusted after the Battle of the Bay in San Francisco since this will be the last regular season event and competitors top three points race finishes go towards their their total points plus points earned at the Pacific Paddle Games.   Their is also a 1,000 point bonus that will be given to the top points leaders in Men’s and Women’s after the Battle of the Bay.  The Japan and Korea event points will go toward the 2018 point totals for competitors.



Current standings (click to open):


Mens Elite WST Points standings_8 21 17                               Womens Elite WST Points standings_8 21 17


Salt Life Bonus Money (Men & Women)

1st:    $3,000

2nd:  $1,000

3rd:   $500

WST Overview

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

2017 WST Event Schedule/Ranking

  • April 8th 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                                 4 Star- EAST
  • June 24th Turtle Bay Challenge                     Oahu, HI                                            4 Star- WEST
  • July 8th Canadian Championships                Toronto, CN                                     4 Star- EAST
  • Aug 19th Columbia Gorge Challenge            Hood River, OR                               6 Star- WEST
  • Sept 23th Battle of the Bay                                San Francisco, CA                           5 Star- WEST
  • Sept 29th Pacific Paddle Games-Finale       Dana Point, CA                                Finale                                          

2018 Points events

  • *Oct 14th Japan SUP Cup                                   Japan                                                 5 Star- ASIA
  • *Oct 21st Korea SUP Cup                                   Busan, Korea                                    4 Star- ASIA

Event Points Rankings

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


For more information, email

About the WPA

The WPA goal is to provide a comprehensive voice, fair and equal access and organizational structure to the sport of Stand Up Paddling (SUP) and paddle sports with rules, guidelines and instruction to best serve its participants in a manner that benefits the collective paddling community.  Established in 2009.