this swell may actually be too good for NJ. the long swell period will be too much to handle for alot of beaches and will just turn into closeouts. the better places are to go up north to find some points in RI or NH.
I think the ONLY place in NJ that may be able to handle something of this size might be manasquan. Most beaches won't be able to handle the size at all and will turn into closeouts which would be unfortunate. As far as OCMD area and Del, Indian River MAY be able to handle it but if it gets as big as the reports have been good luck!
I am also just being a debbie downer because of course the weekend a huge swell comes in I am not able to get away from work.
the simple answer is no.
the only thing you would probably learn is that surfing is hard. idk what the conditions are going to be like in RI for saturday, but if it's anything like LI is supposed to be, i'd wait it out till about tuesday when you should see some nice clean up conditions that would be good for learning. if you're totally set on going out though, just know you're putting yourself and others at risk, so definately stay away from anyone else in the lineup.