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A typical day for Gus Tanaka, the Los Angeles–based skater known for his balletic footwork and killer style, generally starts around 10. His first stop is usually Andreas Coffee Shop on Melrose, where he drops in for an oatmeal and banana-almond smoothie, then it’s off to Brooklyn Projects to warm up on their in-shop mini ramp or, more often, to Venice Beach. “It’s entertaining [there],” says Tanaka. “It attracts a lot of people because it’s like the beach and your homies—it’s like alive.” It is also addictive: “Some OG was telling me that the V sculpture in Venice attracts people and puts them in like a trance [where they lose track of time],” the 20-year-old adds.