September 3, 2015
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

Candice Appleby, Kai Lenny Win the Hayama pro in Japan

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Results are in from Japan, where the World Series is holding the second of its four stops this year. The Hayama Pro has attracted an elite little group of the world’s best young (and a few not so young) paddlers, including Kai Lenny, Connor Baxter, Candice Appleby and Fiona Wylde.

This is the first of three big weekends of racing in Japan (perhaps September will become “Japan Month”?), with the Naish Race next weekend, followed by the Japan Cup in two weeks.

Anyway we’ll have a full recap/results/photos later – I’m pushing this post out in the few minutes I have spare this morning, before we begin the next stage of the crazy SUP 11 City Tour here in the Netherlands.

Women’s Long Distance
1st: Candice Appleby (Infinity)
2nd: Fiona Wylde (Starboard)
3rd: Manca Notar (Naish)
4th: Angela Jackson (ONE)
5th: Céline Guesdon (BIC)

Women’s Sprints
1st: Candice Appleby (Infinity)
2nd: Manca Notar (Naish)
3rd: Angie Jackson (ONE)
4th: Fiona Wylde (Starboard)
5th: Araki Honoka (n/a)

Men’s Long Distance
1st: Connor Baxter (Starboard)
2nd: Kai Lenny (Naish)
3rd: Arthur Arutkin (Fanatic)
4th: Mo Freitas (Focus)
5th: Leonard Nika (Starboard)

Men’s Sprints
1st: Kai Lenny (Naish)
2nd: Casper Steinfath (Naish)
3rd: Connor Baxter (Starboard)
4th: Zane Schweitzer (Starboard)
5th: Kody Kerbox (Naish)

UPDATE: Here are the full results including points for the SUP Racer World Rankings.

The Hayama Pro racked up 25.5% on the women’s Race Index and 35.5% on the men’s, which helped it give the World Rankings Leaderboards a nudge.

Sorry that so many names are missing on the men’s sheet – the official results are almost impossible to read, so I couldn’t quite identify names for a lot of the local paddlers.

There were 71 guys on the start line but I can only ID about 16 names. If organisers would like to update their results with a legible version (or if the World Series would care to update their own rankings table), that would be nice. It’s a shame that all the local guys don’t get credit on the results sheet…


OverallNameDistanceSprintsWorld Ranking Points
1Candice Appleby1125.50
2Manca Notar3219.13
3Fiona Wylde2415.30
4Angela Jackson4312.75
5Celine Guesdon5710.84
6Yokoyama Takayo688.93
7Horikoshi Yuka867.65
8Iseda Megumi7106.38
9Araki Honoka1355.74
10Sakai Natsuki9135.10
11Urayama Megumi1394.59
12Ishiyama Anna10134.08
13Katsumi Hiroko1133.83
14Nadia Zitouni1133.57
15Tao Miku13113.32


OverallNameDistanceSprintsWorld Ranking Points
1Kai Lenny2135.50
2Connor Baxter1326.63
3Casper Steinfath6221.30
4Arthur Arutkin3617.75
5Leonard Nika5715.09
6Zane Schweitzer9412.43
7Mo Freitas4910.65
8Kody Kerbox858.88
9Kenny Kaneko7107.99
10Jake Jensen1287.10
11Paul Jackson10116.39
12Dylan Frick11115.68
13Noa Ginella14125.33
14Tomoyasu Murabayashi13134.97
16Eric Terrien15174.26
18Steve "Wild Man" Walker22173.55