There will probably be a lot of water moving around. Find a a good rip to get you moving out to the lineup. There is usually a good rip next to the jetties, on S to SE swell paddle on the North side of the jetty and opposite for NE swells. This is for NJ. Just watch the current so you don't get pulled into the jetty and be careful not to get caught inside by a cleanup set and pushed back into it. If you don't feel comfortable that close to a jetty then just find another rip.
Central Pier (Tennessee Ave) in AC was always a super-easy wave to get at...a short walk along a skeevy drainage pipe got you halfway out....time the sets right and and you're out in a couple of paddles.
however, old friends up there tell me AC just underwent some kind of massive beach restoration and nothing is breaking right, so i have no idea if that's still the case.