The man was airlifted to hospital from Saunton Sands beach but sadly couldn't be saved.
Ambulance paramedics and coastguards were scrambled to the beach at around 11am.
The tragedy came after a terrifying video emerged showing the moment ferocious gales from Storm Erik swept a parent's pram into the path of an oncoming car.
The footage shows a dad chasing after the pram after a brutal gust snatched it from his hands and dragged it into the road.
The child can be heard crying as the parent dashes into the road and the person filming the scene shouts out a warning.
Fortunately, both the child and dad escaped unharmed.
The accident happened in Dublin yesterday as Storm Erik battered the country.
The kitesurfer is the third person to die after Storm Erik barrelled into the UK bringing monster winds of 84mph.
A spokesman for the Marine and Coastguard Agency said earlier: "A kitesurfer has been taken to North Devon District Hospital by the Devon Air Ambulance.
"We were informed by the ambulance service of a casualty on the beach."
Two people died yesterday as wind speeds reached 84 mph in some parts.
In west Wales a large tree fell on a country road and collided with a van, tragically killing the man inside at around 10am.
TWO DIE IN STORM ERIK
Meanwhile, a huge tree weighing several tonnes crushed an Alfa Romeo carrying a man as it travelled along the A384 at Buckfastleigh, Devon at 5.30am.
The 50-year-old, from Totnes in Devon, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, while the female driver of a Hyundai miraculously escaped with only minor injuries.
Footage showed a British Airways plane forced to abandon its initial landing at Heathrow airport after strong winds put the aircraft off-balance seconds before it was about to touch down.
Also on Friday a tree fell on to a double-decker bus in Dorset, but no injuries were reported.
The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for strong gales as the storm continues to lash the UK for a second day, causing death and destruction.
Wintry showers will affect northern England and Scotland today – ahead of an inch-and-a-half of snowfall in parts of the region on Sunday, according to weather forecasters.
The Met Office is predicting "severe gales" in its weather warning – which is set to last until 3pm today.
Heavy showers will also hit mainly western and northern parts.
Here, the rain mixed with melting snow will create a risk of localised flooding, the Met Office said.
In its weather warning, forecasters said: "Expect 20-30 mm of rain widely across the area, with up to 60 mm over high ground.
"Melting of snow will contribute to the risk of flooding."
The weather has also wreaked havoc across transport networks.
London North Eastern Railway said an 80mph speed restriction has been placed on trains between Leeds and York because of the wind, meaning journeys are being delayed.
Highways England said the A20 near Dover remains closed while a CCTV mast that had been seen swaying in the wind above the carriageway is repaired.
One lane is closed on the Severn Bridge between South Wales and south west England due to the strong winds.
And the A548 is closed in both directions around Mostyn, north Wales, because a tree had fallen across the carriageway.
Meteorologist Alex Burkill said: "It's going to be another very windy one, particularly across northern England, Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern Wales. They're going to have very strong winds.
"We could therefore see some further problems on roads."
As winds ease off later on Saturday, some hill snow is forecast in central and southern parts of England and into Wales, Mr Burkill said, before calmer conditions on Sunday.
It's going to be another very windy one, particularly across northern England, Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern Wales. They're going to have very strong winds
"That (hill snow) will clear through Sunday morning, with blustery showers following behind. Meanwhile, in the north it's going to be a fairly bright day. There will be a few showers perhaps and it could turn windy but not as windy as today by any means."
A forecast by Meteogroup for Saturday read: "In the morning there will be rain and strong winds in Scotland and a few showers in Northern Ireland, northern England and north Wales.
"It will be dry with sunny spells in the south.
"In the late afternoon and evening, rain will affect southern parts of England and Wales but northern areas will be mostly dry. Windy."
Outlooks have warned of powerful gusts of 50 to 60mph inland – and occasionally 70mph along exposed coasts.
WET AND WINDY
For tonight, the Meteogroup forecast added: "It will be a cloudy start across Wales, central and southern England with outbreaks of rain.
"There will be clear spells and a few showers in the north.
"Through the night, it will remain wet in the south with clear spells in the north but there will be rain in northern Scotland.
"Brisk winds in the south-west later."
Winds are expected to finally ease off by Sunday.
From Sunday to Tuesday the UK will see more sunshine and showers, but the south is set for fairly persistent rain.
Storm Erik was named by Irish forecaster Met Eireann on Thursday and overnight brought winds of 56mph to Cork.
The unsettled weather over the next few days will come ahead of plunging temperatures next week.
February 14 could be the coldest weather for NINE years as icy conditions return.
The wintry conditions are expected to continue into the half-term break from February 18.
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