The Bay Area is cooking this week as we experience the first heat wave of the summer. With triple digit temperatures appearing in the eastern region and high-90s across the inland areas, the coast has become a haven for those escaping the scorching conditions. The National Weather Service anticipates Thursday will be the hottest day of the week, with cooling temperatures through the weekend.
Along San Francisco's waterfront, people are soaking up the vitamin D, as others seek shade under umbrellas or anywhere they can find it. At the coast, Ocean Beach is welcoming crowds of visitors as people look for lower temperatures and cool water.
At least one person wasn't avoiding the heat, but taking advantage of it. San Francisco resident Jack Antonsen cancelled his gym membership for the summer, in part because of the recent high temperatures. "I'm out here kind of making the world my gym right now because it's beautiful out," he said while taking a break from a workout on Ocean Beach.