2006/2007 Surfski.info World Rankings

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ImageWelcome to the Surfski.info World Rankings.  The purpose of the rankings is to show who's won the most international races in the last year - and who can therefore lay claim to be the "best paddler" in the world.

Since the ARB Surf Ski World Cup in Durban, South Africa held on 1 July 2007, there has been a change at the top of the rankings...

The Big O Tops the Log

Yep, having won the ARB Surf Ski World Cup, and with Dawid arriving in 6th place at the finish, the 44 year old legend of surf ski has risen to top position.

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Dean Gardiner (3rd) and Oscar Chalupsky (1st) on the podium at the 2007 ARB Surf Ski World Cup (Photo: Rob Mousley)
 

What does this really mean? You could argue that the South Africans are at the top of the log only because they travel to more races than anyone else.  On the other hand, they've beaten everyone else at every destination (with the sole exception of Molokai this year.)

Excitement growing 

Surf ski is in an exciting place at the moment - the sport is spreading from Japan to Norway and races are being run from the Caribbean to the Baltic Sea.  Sponsorship is at an all time high with the R80,000 (around USD11,500) first prize at the ARB Surf Ski World Cup being the biggest purse ever.

The Dubai Shamaal race organisers have raised the ante still further - by sponsoring the top three paddlers from five international races to travel to Dubai to take part.  The "Shamaal Anchorman" promotion where the prize winner will be flown to Dubai to take part and will race and take home a $6,500 Epic V10E surf ski is sending waves throughout the world...

Surf Ski World Series 

We look forward to a time in the near future where the top paddlers from every nation will be able to afford to travel to ALL the international races and the idea of a surf ski world series will be a reality.

In the meantime, we present (drum roll) the updated, Surfski.info World Rankings... 

 
Surfski.info World Rankings 

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World Standings 2006/2007 Season
 
Notes:                    
Every race weighted the same                
Winner gets 10 points, the rest get (11-their position) so that 10th place gets one point.  
                     
      US Surfski Champs 2006  Perth World Cup 2006 (Australia)  Dubai Shamal 2006 (UAE)  King of the Harbour 2006 (NZ)  Molokai  ARB World Cup (SA)  TOTAL  Pos
  Weighting    1 1 1 1 1 1    
                     
  Oscar Chalupsky  RSA 0 10 9 8 7 10 44 1
  Dawid Mocke  RSA 10 0 10 10 8 5 43 2
  Hank McGregor  RSA 0 0 7 0 9 9 25 3
  Daryl Bartho  RSA 0 9 8 6 0 1 24 4
  Barry Lewin  RSA 9 6 6 0 0 3 24 5
  Lewis Laughlin  Tahiti 8 0 0 0 10   18 6
  Ashley Nesbit  Australia 0 8 3 0 4 2 17 7
  Zsolt Szadovszki  USA 6 0 4 0 5   15 8
  Mike Walker  NZ 0 4 0 9 0   13 9
  Clinton Pretorius  RSA 0 0 5 0 6   11 10
  Herman Chalupsky  RSA 0 7 0 0 0 4 11 11
  Bevan Manson  RSA 0 0 0 7 1   8 12
  Dean Gardiner Australia           8 8 13
  Greg Barton  USA 7 0 0 0 0   7 14
  Tim Jacobs Australia           6 6 15
  Matt Bouman RSA           5 5 16
  Leopold Tepa  Tahiti 3 0 0 0 2   5 17
  Robert Clegg  USA 5 0 0 0 0   5 18
  Ben Fouhy  NZ 0 0 0 5 0   5 19
  Dave Kissane  Australia 0 5 0 0 0   5 20
  Rami Zurr  USA 4 0 0 0 0   4 21
  Paul Wilford  NZ 0 0 0 4 0   4 22
  Simon McLarin  NZ 0 0 0 3 0   3 23
  Dean Beament  Australia 0 3 0 0 0   3 24
  Kurt Dierckx Belgium 0 0 0 0 3   3 25
  Mark Sandvold  USA 2 0 0 0 0   2 26
  Boian Zlatarev  Bulgaria 0 0 2 0 0   2 27
  Oskar Stielau  NZ 0 0 0 2 0   2 28
  Matt Rees  Australia 0 2 0 0 0   2 29
  Kenneth Collins  RSA 0 0 1 0 0   1 30
  Thomas Gallagher  USA 1 0 0 0 0   1 31
  Grant Heim  NZ 0 0 0 1 0   1 32
  Michael Baker  Australia 0 1 0 0 0   1 33

 

 


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